Wadsworth Man Found Guilty of Fatally Stabbing a Man in 2018
By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, October 7, 2022 8:59 am
RENO, Nev. (775 Times, NV Globe) – The Washoe County District Attorney stated on Thursday that a Wadsworth man was found guilty by a jury last week of killing an Olinghouse man in 2018.
Clayton Davis, 40, is facing the following charges:
- One count of Burglary with the Use of a Deadly Weapon
- One count of First Degree Murder with the Use of a Deadly Weapon
- Possibility of an additional 35 years in prison for remaining charges
- Sentence term of 20 to 50 years
Davis was found guilty of murdering 58-year-old John Whitaker during a burglary and robbery attempt in November 2018.
On that day, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) and Pyramid Lake Tribal Police (PLTP) responded to a stabbing incident in Wadsworth’s Stampmill community. The person was transferred to the hospital and died there.
Davis was arrested in April 2019 after WCSO Detectives collaborated with PLTP to identify a suspect.
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