Suspect in Fayetteville veteran’s slaying has schizophrenia, his father says


FORGIVENESS IS NOT FOR HIM BUT FOR YOU. IN DURHAM. DERRICK LEWIS. CBS NORTH CAROLINA. THE FATHER OF A SUSPECT CHARGED WITH KILLING A HIGHLY DECORATED WAR VETERAN SAYS HIS SON HAS SCHIZOPHRENIAS. HIS SON KILL 8 8-YEAR-OLD DARYL GILLEPSIE. WE TALKED TO THE SUSPECT’S FATHER AND HE JOINS US LIVE WITH A STORY YOU WILL SEE ON CB S NORTH CAROLINA. POLICE SAY THE SUSPECT’S FAMILY HELPED DETECTIVES TREMENDOUSLY WITH THIS CASE. THE SUSPECT’S FATHER TOLD ME THAT HE IS UNSURE WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENED BETWEEN HIS SON AND THE VICTIM BUT HE DOES ADMIT THAT HIS SON IS NOT IN THE BEST MENTAL HEALTH. MY SON IS SICK. MY SON GOT DIAGNOSED WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA. OKAY? HE IS SICK. HE HAS A MEDICAL RECORD. HE IS SICK. GEORGE DAVIDSON DID NOT WANT HIS FACE SHOWN BUT TOLD ME THAT THE CHARGES AGAINST HIS SON ARE DEVASTATING. 21-YEAR-OLD JAMIL DAVIDSON IS CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE MURDER AND ROBBERY IN THE DEATH OF 86-YEAR-OLD JARRETT GILLESPIE. DOCUMENTS SHOW THAT POLICE FOUND TWO POOLS OF BLOOD AND A PAIR OF BLACK GLOVES INSIDE THE APARTMENT ON BRYER CIRCLE. THEY SECURED WARRANTS YESTERDAY AFTERNOON FOR MR. DAVIDSON’S ARREST AND KNEW THAT HE WAS ENROUTE TO MIAMI. DAVIDSON ARRESTED AFTER GETTING OFF A BUS IN MIAMI. POLICE WOULDN’T SAY WHAT LED THEM TO THE 21-YEAR-OLD. OTHER THAN THE FACT THAT GILLASPIE AND DAVIDSON’S FATHER ARE NEIGHBORS. THIS IS A SHOCK. I HAVE BEEN HERE FOR TWO YEARS. I DON’T BOTHER NOBODY. NEIGHBORS CAN TELL YOU, I WORK TWO JOBS. THE VICTIM, JERALD GILLEPSIE HAD THE RESPECT OF HIS NEIGHBORS. THE RETIRED HIGHLY DECORATED WAR VETERAN LIVED IN HIS SAME APARTMENT FOR 30 PLUS YEARS AND DIDN’T BOTHER A SOUL. TELL ME THIS, HOW ARE YOU AND YOUR WIFE DEALING WITH THIS? IT IS HARD. I AM VERY REMORSEFUL FOR WHAT HAPPENED. GEORGE DAVIDSON OPENS UP

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