Niagara Gazette

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April 19, 2013

Matthew Davis, accused in botched burglary and slaying, sentenced to 25 years to life in prison

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Niagara Gazette — Police also arrested and charged Davis’ girlfriend, Teara Fatico, and another woman, Chasity Wilson, in the weeks after the slaying. The pair both pleaded guilty, in a deal with prosecutors, to a charge of attempted first-degree burglary.

Fatico testified against Davis at his trial and she and Wilson are each currently serving 13-year state prison terms for their convictions.

“Your and your co-defendants are cold, heartless and ruthless people,” Bradberry said. 

Investigators said Bradberry died after a violent struggle with Davis. An autopsy determined that Bradberry had suffered from hypertensive disorder and probably suffered a fatal heart attack as a result of the stress of the struggle. His defense claimed that wasn’t murder. 

In a rambling and disjointed statement, Davis offered his “compassion” to the victims.

“My sincere and deep compassion go out to the Bradberry family,” Davis said. 

At no time during the sentencing did Davis admit to the murder.

“Today I am taking back control (on my life) from you,” Bradberry said to Davis. “Today I will fulfill promises I made to Antoine and my late husband. I will see this out to the end and I will have justice.”

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