My good friend Kimi Epou was killed by his stepfather in either 1994 or 1995 while we were attending Center High School in Antelope. I am wondering whatever happened with his stepfather. Is he still in prison?
– Mike, Sacramento
Avon Davies was convicted of first-degree murder in the 1993 shooting death of his 15-year-old stepson, Kimi Epou, as the youth slept.
Davies was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. Now 64 years old, he is incarcerated at California State Prison, Solano, in Vacaville.
According to stories in The Bee, the shooting occurred shortly after 2 a.m. Sept. 27 at the youth’s home on Zephyr Hills Way in North Highlands. Davies, a computer programmer, walked into a bedroom that Epou shared with his 12-year-old brother and ordered the younger boy to leave, telling him to take out the garbage. When the boy left the bedroom, Davies shot the sleeping Epou once in the head with a .357-caliber Magnum pistol.
Davies then walked to a pay telephone and confessed his crime to a sheriff’s dispatcher.
Davies and Epou’s mother were estranged. Davies reportedly told authorities that he shot Epou because the teenager had stared at him with hatred during a confrontation earlier in the day.
Authorities said Davies had previously been arrested for punching Epou.