Man Convicted of Killing a Man and His Dog

Man Convicted of Killing a Man and His Dog


LANCASTER – A Lancaster man was found guilty of hitting a dog with his vehicle, then killing the dog’s owner on June 26, 2015.

Demonte Antone Thomas, 29, was found guilty of first-degree murder with a handgun use enhancement by a jury. The suspect struck Michael Davis’ dog with his car and fled the scene.

Thomas returned to the home with a group of friends. When he returned, Michael Davis, 22, requested that Thomas pay for the dog’s veterinary bills. Rather than discussing the matter, Thomas pulled out a gun and shot Davis. Davis died as a result of the shooting and his injured dog also ultimately died.

Thomas is scheduled to appear at the Antelope Valley Superior Court on August 14th, where he will face up 50  years-to life in prison

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