Murder Mayhem Series Vol.1 No.1: Murder of Sheldon Prawl 10/31/13

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UPDATE 08/16/18: #verdict2 #MurderOfSheldonPrawl

Today in Onslow County Superior Court, Carleton Davis, age 38, was found guilty (convicted) of second-degree murder and felony concealment of a death bearing sentence to serve a total of 38-48 years in prison.

Earlier this year, Richard Grady Jackson issued a guilty plea and sentenced in connection to the murder by way of concealment of the body of Sheldon Shamari Prawl.

Details revealed during the trial confirmed that Prawl’s remains were found in the garage next door to Jackson’s home in Detroit.

Carleton Davis’s sister Cheri Davis’s trial for her part in the murder will soon be heard in court following the conclusion of Carleton Davis’s trial.

Read more on the back story below.


UPDATED 07/26/18: Today Cheri Davis appeared in Onslow County Superior Court where she was served with a new indictment. The charge is concealment of a death and conspiracy. Chief Assistant District Attorney Mike Maultsby is the state prosecutor over this case.


Sibling’s charged in death of Sheldon Shemari Prawl Carleton Edwin Davis, Jr. 35, of Snellville, Georgia, was charged by the Jacksonville Police Department with an open count of murder for the death of Sheldon S. Prawl, according to an early press release from the Jacksonville Police Department. Prawl’s dismembered body was found May 30, 2014, partially encased in two separate cement-filled plastic containers where remains were loosely packed in a home in Detroit, Michigan after a neighbor reported there was a horrifying odor coming from the home. Prawl’s head and torso were in one container and other parts in the other. The indictment was issued 09/14/16.
Cheri Davis (sister) withheld information in regards to her brother, Carleton Davis’s, whereabouts as well as Mr. Prawl’s. Carleton Davis is represented by Attorney Dick McNeil and trial set for August 6, 2018, and State Prosecutors are Chief Assistant DA Mike Maultsby and DA Kelly B. Neal. Davis was charged in conjunction with his sister Cheri Davis who will appear in Onslow County Superior Courtroom 1 on July 26, 2018, for charges: FELONY Concealment of death; disturbing human remains; dismembering human remains that died of an unnatural death and felony conspiracy.

The medical examiner couldn’t determine at the time how Prawl died, there was no evidence existent of gunshot wounds. Additionally, it was hard to determine when he died. The Medical examiner attempted to identify through fingerprints, but the body had decomposed so much at that time it wasn’t possible. Prawl was identified by releasing a picture of a tattoo on his arm that was a memorial to his sister who died from a heart attack. That photo was released by the Detroit Police Department.

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