Son Of Murdered Trooper Reacts To Governor's Decision

The son of a state trooper killed in 1975 says he's happy the governor stepped in to block the release of a woman who helped kill his father.

Tommy Davis talked with WITN's Michael Baldwin Friday morning.

Trooper Tom Davis was gunned down on September 2, 1975 after he stopped a car that had eased through a red light in Williamston. What the trooper didn't know was that the three people in the car had just robbed a bank.

Faye Brown was first sentenced to death, and then commuted to a life sentence for her part in the trooper's murder. She's one of 20 inmates who were scheduled to get out of prison due to a recent court ruling.

Davis was 20-year-old and in college when his father was murdered. He says while he agrees with the governor's decision to block the release, Davis feels eventually Brown and the 19 others will get out of prison.

Davis says the trigger man in his father's murder, Joseph Seaborn, is also expected to be released early as well. He tells WITN News that both should serve their complete sentences because they got a second chance at life when their death sentences were commuted.

A third person convicted for Trooper Davis' murder died in prison.

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