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Michael Davis, Brother Of 49ers Vernon Davis, Charged With First-Degree Murder

Michael Davis, brother of 49ers Vernon Davis, has been arrested on possible murder charges in Washington D.C. on Thursday.

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Michael Davis Declared Incompetent To Stand Trial

A few weeks after being charged with assault with intent to kill, and more recently with murder, Michael Davis, the brother of 49ers TE Vernon Davis and Dolphins CB Vontae Davis, has been declared incompetent to stand trial. Davis was charged with first degree murder in the death of 66-year old Gary Dederichs. He was also charge with two assaults with intent to kill.

Davis was declared incompetent to stand trial last Friday and will be treated at a psychiatric hospital to attempt to restore his competency. This is different from an insanity defense. Under an insanity defense in Washington, DC, the defendant would argue he/she has a substantial incapacity to appreciate the criminality of their conduct or to conform their conduct to the law. Washington, DC uses the American Law Institute's Model Penal Code Test. Under this test "a person is not responsible for criminal conduct if at the time of such conduct as a result of mental disease or defect he lacks substantial capacity either to appreciate the criminality of his conduct or to conform his conduct to the requirements of the law."

In declaring Davis incompetent to stand trial, the court has decided he lacks the substantial mental capacity to understand the proceedings or assist in his own defense. It has nothing to do with his guilt or innocence. If he can have his competency restored, he would subsequently stand trial.

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Michael Davis, Brother Of 49ers Vernon Davis, Charged With First-Degree Murder

According to a report from CBS News 19-year old Michael Davis, brother of San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis, has been charged with first-degree murder in the gruesome death of a 66-year old tourist in the Washington D.C. Area.

The attack in question occurred on April 24, with some kind of blunt object used as a weapon, currently believed to be a hammer. Davis had already been charged in connection with other hammer attacks in the area, while the police are investigating five attacks in total. He was charged with two counts of assault with intent to kill while armed on April 28.

He was arrested after he allegedly attacking a 19-year-old D.C. woman. Police found a claw hammer amongst Davis's things.

Davis' defense attorney tried to argue that there was 'no probable cause for his arrest because the victims could not credibly identify their attacker.' The judge overruled that argument, maintaining that Davis will remain behind bars until his next hearing in court.

The Washington Post reports that Davis was held a year ago for psychiatric evaluation when those around him became fearful of his behavior, according to the court documents.

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Michael Davis, Brother Of 49ers Vernon Davis, Arrested & Suspected Of Murder

Michael Davis, brother of 49ers Vernon Davis, has been arrested on possible murder charges in Washington D.C. on Thursday.

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