Zachary Davis was a fifteen-year-old teen who lived with his family in Hendersonville, Tennessee, in apparently unremarkable circumstances.
That is, at least until August 10 of 2012, the day in which (after coming home from watching the comedy film “The Campaign” at the local cinema with his family) he bludgeoned his mother to death with a sledgehammer.
Then he tried to turn the family home into a blazing hell with his brother Josh still inside, and when he was taken in for questioning, where he confessed that he had murdered his mother while wearing a twisted and evil smirk on his face.
Yet, because this summary skips many details from this sick story, let us explore in-depth ten facts about Zachary Davis’s life, the teenager turned murderer.
10 A Tough Childhood
Melanie Davis, an Australian citizen, decided to move into Hendersonville, Tennessee, to marry the love of her life, Chris Davis.
They ended up having two sons – Josh and Zachary, with the former being the firstborn and Zachary being the second born.
The Davis family was average; your everyday American household, who lived in a quiet middle-class neighborhood with their two sons, until disaster struck in the year 2007, when Chris, the father, died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehring’s disease, starting a chain of events that would end in a crime.
9 He Was Anything But Normal
Zachary was a quiet boy from the start, but something changed inside him after his father’s death.
He was just a nine-year-old boy when he spiraled into depression and was admitted for psychiatric treatment with Dr. Bradley Freeman at Vanderbilt University Medical.
Growing up, he was described by everyone as a social outcast, who whispered every word as not to show his natural voice, wore the same hoodie day-in and day-out, and had no friends at school.
Yet he was not bullied; nobody made fun of him: he was just ignored.