Man charged with murder of 13-year-old appears in court

Man charged with murder of 13-year-old appears in court

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The 18-year-old man charged with killing a 13-year-old boy in Norfolk appeared before a judge Tuesday morning.

Trenton Conwell faces charges including second-degree murder and discharging a weapon from a vehicle in connection with the death of Jaydon Davis — who died in an area hospital nine days after he was shot at the intersection of E. Olney Road and Lincoln Street.

On Tuesday, Conwell was appointed an attorney and a preliminary hearing was set for mid-July.    

Police Chief Larry Boone released a statement last week that said in part, “The community answered our call for assistance with this case and because of it we are one step closer to bringing justice to the Davis family.”

Detectives still haven’t released a motive for the shooting. 

Police confirm that Conwell faces four more charges from a separate incident from May 5.

Police say while they were investigating Davis’ case they came across information that linked Conwell to another shooting that wasn’t formally reported at the time. 

Those charges include attempted malicious wounding and gun charges.

We’re working to learn more details on that incident.

Court documents say Conwell is in the 12th grade working on his GED. He declined an interview request by 10 On Your Side, and is expected back in court July 17 for his preliminary hearing.

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