March 17, 2017
Don William Davis is scheduled to be executed around 9 pm CDT, on, Monday, April 17, 2017, at the Cummins Unit near Varner, Arkansas. Fifty-four-year-old Don is convicted of the murder of 62-year-old Jane Martha Daniel in Rogers, Arkansas on October 12, 1990. Don has spent the lat 24 years of his life on Arkansas’ death row.
Don had a history of alcohol and psychoactive substance abuse. He also had a difficult and deprived childhood and was noted to have had a learning disability and a hyperactivity disorder.
On October 12, 1990, Don Davis broke into the home of Jane Daniel. Jane was discovered later that evening by her husband in the storeroom of the house. Jane had been shot once in the head, causing her death. Several items were also missing from the home including cash and jewelry. The gun used in the murder was stolen from the home of Jane’s neighbor. Davis had committed a series of burglaries prior to murdering Jane.
Davis was later arrested by police in Las Vegas. Several of the stolen items were found in Davis’ possession.
Don Davis was scheduled to be executed on October 21, 2015. His execution was stayed, along with several others, by a judge with the Pulaski County Circuit Court. The execution was stayed due to legal challenges regarding the execution drugs.
Bruce Earl Ward is also scheduled to be executed in Arkansas on October 21, 2015. As of yet, no information has been provided regarding the order in which the men will be executed.
Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Jane Daniel. Please pray for strength for the family of Don. Please pray that if Don is innocent, lacks the competency to be executed, or should not be executed for any other reason, evidence will be provided prior to his execution. Please pray that Don will come to find peace through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, if he has not already.