Man Accused of Killing Grandmother Once Stole Her Mink Coat

By Shayna Jacobs on April 18, 2011 6:43pm | Updated on April 19, 2011 7:20am

Larry Davis, 22, was arraigned on April 16 in Manhattan Criminal Court on charges he murdered his grandmother and stuffed her body into a closet.
Larry Davis, 22, was arraigned on April 16 in Manhattan Criminal Court on charges he murdered his grandmother and stuffed her body into a closet.
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By Shayna Jacobs

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MANHATTAN CRIMINAL COURT — A 22-year-old man who allegedly murdered his grandmother, stuffed her body in a closet and then had sex in the same room as the corpse had been charged back in February with stealing her mink coat, prosecutors said.

Larry Davis had been ordered to stop harassing his 76-year-old grandmother, Cora, by a Manhattan judge overseeing his misdemeanor larceny case for allegedly taking Cora Davis' mink coat from a closet in her 350 E. 124th St. apartment on Feb. 5 — the same place her body would be found less than two months later by another relative.

He then tried to sell her own coat back to her for $750, according to the criminal complaint.

The next day, at his arraignment on the larceny case, a Manhattan judge ordered him to stop harassing the elderly woman. The judge issued an order of protection that was in effect when Cora Davis was allegedly killed.

About two months after the larceny arrest, on March 30, Larry Davis was charged with murdering his grandmother after allegedly shoving her to the ground and denying her medical assistance.

He was ordered held without bail at his arraignment on Saturday in Manhattan Criminal Court. He is next due in court on the murder charge on Wednesday.

His attorney, Bryan Konoski, did not comment on the coat allegations but stressed that the circumstances surrounding the elder Davis' death are still under investigation.

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