Burros sentenced to 15 years


Pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter

By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com



Travelle Burros


By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

UNION — A Union man will spend more than a decade in prison after pleading guilty in the 2014 death of his stepfather.

According to the Sixteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office, Travelle Lamar Burros, 42, 902 Union Boulevard, Union pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter Wednesday afternoon during a General Sessions Court hearing before Judge Dan Hall of York in the Main Courtroom of the Union County Courthouse.

Hall sentenced Burros, who has been held in the Union County Jail since April 17, 2014, to 15 years in prison with credit for time served.

Under state law, Burros must serve 85 percent of his sentence before being eligible for parole.

In addition to pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter, Burros also pleaded guilty to burglary third-degree.

On that charge, Hall sentenced Burros to time served.

Burros had originally been charged with murder in the death of his stepfather, Raymond Davis, 61, also of 902 Union Boulevard, whose lifeless body was found on Wednesday, April 16 in a wooded area near the home he shared with his stepson.

Officers with the Union Public Safety Department had been searching for Davis since the evening of Tuesday, April 15 after a relative concerned about his welfare reported him missing. The relative was concerned about Davis’ welfare due to a report that he had been in an argument with his stepson, Burros. Accompanied by the relative, public safety officers went to Davis’ residence and inspected the premises and it was during the inspection that the possibility of foul play was first suspected.

That Thursday, April 17, public safety officers, assisted by deputies with the Union County Sheriff’s Office, took Burros into custody without incident. The public safety department then reported that Burros had been charged with murder.

An autopsy performed on Davis’ body by Newberry Pathology Associates on Friday, April 18 determined that the cause of Davis’ death was related to blunt force trauma.

The following Monday, April 21, the public safety department released an arrest warrant that stated that Burros “did, with malice aforethought, strike Raymond Davis in the back of the head with a blunt object and did strike Raymond Davis in the neck with a sharp object,” while at their residence.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

Travelle Burros
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_BURROS-TRAVELLE-2-.jpgTravelle Burros
Pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter

By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

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