Governor McAuliffe Grants Full Pardon to Robert Davis
Robert Davis removing ankle braclet after full pardoning from Gov. McAuliffe
A man once convicted in connection with a Crozet double murder is fully pardoned.
On Friday, 32-year-old Robert Davis removed the monitoring device that had been strapped to his ankle since leaving prison. The official paperwork from the state arrived this weekend.
Davis spent 13 years behind bars before Gov. Terry McAuliffe granted him a conditional pardon last year.
"I don't have any restraints now, I can go where I want, I can do whatever I want to do, I don't have to have an ankle bracelet on, tethering me to anybody, and yeah, changes everything about my day to day life,” Davis said.
Now fully pardoned, Davis says he's been granted a new life and is ready to seize it.
"It's very hard. I just have to catch up on so much, because I still don't have much but what I do have, I'm happy with what I got," Davis said.
But while Davis and his supporters are celebrating the news, he is mindful how this moment may impact others.
"I definitely feel bad for the Charles family, that they have to go through more media about Nola and Thomas' death, you know because this really has impacted their life as well," Davis said.
Davis was one of three neighborhood teens convicted in a double murder from February 2003. Davis said his false confession was coerced during a six-hour interrogation.
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