Grapeland man sentenced to life in prison

Eric Lamond Davis
Eric Lamond Davis

CROCKETT, TX (KTRE) - A Grapeland man will spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of killing a mother of five.

Eric Lamond Davis, 22, was convicted of killing Betty Cruz, by shooting her in the head with a revolver. It happened in July, in an apartment in Grapeland.

According to the Houston County District Attorney, four of Cruz's children, ages 10, 7, 6 and 2,  were in the apartment when she was killed.

Davis will not be eligible for parole for at least thirty years. District Attorny David Cervantes thanked the Grapeland Police Department and the Houston County Sheriff's Office for their involvement in the investigation.