Eastland County Man Charged with Murder Speaks Out

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Donald Davis, 53, was charged with the murder of Bobby Blair Wednesday night. Davis is accused of shooting and killing Blair outside a residence on the 1300 block of Young Street in Ranger, and he’s being held in the Eastland County jail on a $1,000,000 bond.

Tonight he spoke with KTAB to tell his side of what happened.

“He just pulled in the alley and flung his door open and came running at me,” said 53-year-old Donald Davis, who is charged with the murder of Bobby Blair, “and I ran in my house and got the weapon that was behind my door. It’s always there. I came out and I screamed, you’re not supposed to be here. Go, go and he screamed louder and I just looked and closed my eye and pulled the trigger.”

Davis tells us he and Blair have had many altercations before.

“I begged and begged for the police to keep away from my house and from,” he added. “He came everyday, he threatened me in front of my neighbors.”

He stated yesterday’s encounter with Blair was the worst.

“This night I was just scared to death, I was scared really bad.”

His wife is still sticking by his side.

“I was scared, he was scared and it just happened so fast I wasn’t out here,” explained Diane Rodriguez, “don’t know but I know it was self-defense.”

Being a disabled man he has a help button in case of emergencies.

“I pushed that and I dialed 911.  I pushed that way before he even came to me. Somebody should have been there to help me before that, he said.”

Now, regardless of what happened that night Bobby Blair was killed, Donald Davis will have to sit in jail waiting for a trial.

His bond is set at $1,000,000.

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