“IT’S DIFFICULT TO WATCH HIM”: Hunter Brittain’s family hold talks after MP’s appearance in court charged with death of teenager

LONOKE COUNTY, Ark. –Lonoke County Sheriff’s licensee Sergeant Michael Davis first appeared in court on Monday after spending the weekend in jail.

Davis is charged with manslaughter following the shooting death in June of Hunter Brittain, 17.

The former MP’s bond was set at $ 15,000.

Lonoke County Sheriff John Staley confirmed Davis posted bail within an hour and is now out of jail.

“I really didn’t want to come but I needed to be here,” said Rebecca Payne, Hunter Brittain’s grandmother. “It’s hard to watch him.”

Davis appeared before a judge wearing the same blue shirt as the one in his booking photo.

He appeared to show little facial expression while looking at the judge throughout the bail hearing.

“I was hoping he would watch and maybe apologize to the family and we didn’t get that… nothing,” said Hunter’s uncle Jesse Brittain. “I don’t think it’s fair that my nephew Hunter is lying in a grave or a refrigerator, and that this man can go home.”

Hunter Brittain’s family say it will be a long road, but they won’t stop fighting until there is a conviction in the case.

“Hunter is gone and we’ll never see him again. But he [Davis] gets to get home. It will change. It may take a while, but that will change, ”Payne said.

Michael Davis is expected to be back in court on November 15, 2021.

We reached out to Davis’ attorney, Robert Newcomb, who said he and the special prosecutor had agreed not to comment on the case outside of the courtroom.

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