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Murder trial expected for second suspect in auto shop slaying

Posted at 10:29 AM, Aug 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-30 12:36:27-04
Derrick Davis
Derrick Davis is charged with first degree murder for the death of George Maldonado, the owner of Full Throttle Auto Service.

COLORADO SPRINGS – A jury will soon hear testimony against a man arrested for the killing of the owner of the Full Throttle Auto Service in Colorado Springs back in July of 2017. Derrick Davis, 60, is charged with six felony counts including First Degree Murder, Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Aggravated Robbery.

Surveillance cameras recorded video of Davis and Eric Grant dressed as utility workers rummaging through the auto shop office during the robbery and murder. The police believe the two men repeatedly kicked shop owner George Maldonado Sr.  causing his death.

Both Davis and Grant fled the state following the murder.  Grant was arrested in Philadelphia, Davis in Minnesota.

In June, Grant was convicted of first-degree murder, assault, aggravated robbery, and conspiracy to commit robbery. He is serving a life sentence without parole.

Jury selection for the trial against Davis began Monday.

Eric Grant
Eric Grant was sentenced to life without parole plus 25 years in the 2017 murder of George Maldonado at Full Throttle Auto Service.