A Texas man has shared the harrowing details of his horrific experience of sexual abuse by his father.
Jason Davis was 13 when his father, Michael Davis, Jr., killed his mother, Kimberly, on the night of Oct. 26, 1997.
Jason and his brother were living with Kimberly’s family in Texas when Michael, an unemployed mechanic, showed up at their house.
Kimberly was a single mother who worked in the construction industry and had recently moved to Houston from New Jersey to start a family.
Jason, now 27, told ABC News he had a hard time trusting his father and that he knew he was gay from the time he was a child.
Jason said he went to the family home that night to see what his dad was up to and was shocked when he found Kimberly lying dead on the floor.
“I remember the first thing I remember thinking, ‘Why is she dead?
She’s not breathing,'” Jason said.
“But I didn’t know what was wrong with me or Kimberly.
I was terrified.
I didn’ t know if I was going to make it.”
The next morning, Jason went to his father’s house to confront him about what had happened.
Jason said that when he told him he was 13 and had been sexually abused by his dad, he told his father that he had to leave.
Michael Davis told his son that he was going back to Texas, and that his stepmother was coming back to the United States.
He told Jason to stay with her and let her know that he would be back.
Jason, now 26, went with his stepbrother to his family home in New Jersey.
“It was the most frightening thing I’ve ever seen,” Jason said of the ordeal that ended with his father murdering his mother and stabbing him.
“I remember my father saying, ‘This is the end.
You’re going back home with me,'” Jason recalled.
“He didn’t want me to come with him.
He wanted me to stay at home with my stepmother and be safe.”
The murder of Kimberly was reported to police after her body was found in the backyard.
Jason Davis, who has a lengthy criminal history, was arrested for the murder.
“They took him away in handcuffs and put him in the back of a squad car and took him to the police station,” said Lt.
John Fortunato of the Harris County District Attorney’s office.
Michael’s lawyers have maintained that Jason is innocent of Kimberly’s murder and that the killing was a case of mistaken identity.
Jason was never charged with any crime.
“Jason was never a suspect in the murder of his mother,” said Jason’s lawyer, David McDonough.
“His parents never talked about him being a suspect.
He’s never had an allegation that he did anything wrong in the house.”
Fortunato and his colleagues say Jason Davis was the only person in the family to report the murder and the police were unable to find a suspect or anyone else in the home that could be linked to the crime.
Jason’s father was a father figure to Jason.
Jason told ABC affiliate KHOU-TV that his father would tell him stories about his past and tell him how much he meant to him.
“My dad was a kind person,” Jason recalled his father saying.
“Everybody loves him.
Everybody loves him, so I was just happy.””
I was always a person who was very proud of myself.
I wanted to be a good person, so there was nothing wrong with being gay,” Jason continued.
“For me, that was the biggest mistake that I made.
My whole life was built around being straight.”
Jason’s stepfather is currently serving a life sentence for the crime and has been on death row for over 20 years.
Michael Davis’ trial has not been scheduled.