JUDGE VACATES KILLER’S CHILD MOLESTATION CONVICTION IN 2006 RAPE, MURDER OF 8-YEAR-OLD SAVANNAH SMITH
October 21, 2019
PROVIDENCE — A Superior Court judge last week vacated a Woonsocket man’s conviction for raping an 8-year-old girl in 2006, finding that he wasn’t informed that he would remain under mandatory community supervision as a sex offender if he is ever released on parole.
Judge Susan E. McGuirl vacated Joshua Davis’s admission to first-degree child molestation in the kidnapping, rape and murder of Savannah Smith. McGuirl, however, let stand Davis’s convictions for first-degree murder and kidnapping, for which he is serving life in prison without the possibility