Man charged in wife’s death on chicken farm

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, August 5, 2008

NEW HEBRON – A man accused of shooting his wife on their NewHebron chicken farm has been charged in her murder, Lawrence CountySheriff’s Department officials said.

Capt. Ray Smith said Jesse Trevino, 50, of J.L. Polk Farm in NewHebron, is facing $150,000 bond after being charged with the murderof his wife Lisa Davis. Her body was found in a chicken house ontheir farm Saturday around 10:45 a.m.

“She had a gunshot wound to the right side chest area, between thearmpit and chest area,” he said. “She died at the scene.”

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Smith said officials have not yet determined the exact situationunder which Davis was shot.

“That’s what we really don’t know yet,” he said. “We know theystarted out feeding the chickens, but we don’t really know whattranspired after that.”

Smith said Trevino has given a statement, but that police areworking to put the pieces of the puzzle together.

“We do have his side of the incident, which I can’t release now,but we’re still trying to put together what happened exactly,” hesaid.

Smith said once the case is prepared it will go to the grand jury,but that the investigation still continues.

“There’s a lot to that, and a lot to wait on in order to get tothat point,” he said.

Smith said Trevino moved to New Hebron from Simpson County, butthat to his knowledge, Trevino is originally from Texas.

Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee is handling Davis’arrangements. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Dry CreekBaptist Church in Magee.