Supreme Judicial Court Upholds Conviction in 2006 Murder of Corey Davis

Police hope ruling will bring closure to family/community


9/19/2012

On September 13, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts affirmed the conviction of Ahmad Bright in the 2006 murder of Corey Davis.

“We are very pleased with the court’s ruling,” said Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert C. Haas.  “Without the diligent work of our detectives, the help of the community, and the willingness of the brave witnesses who came forward and testified in a court of law, this case would not have come to such a successful conclusion.  I hope the court’s ruling may finally bring some closure to Mr. Davis’ family, as Mr. Bright will now be held responsible for the grave injustice he committed.”

Shortly before midnight on March 18, 2006, Corey Davis was shot multiple times while seated in the passenger seat of his vehicle, which was stopped on Hamilton Street in the Cambridgeport neighborhood of Cambridge.  The victim died from his wounds and, after an exhaustive investigation by the Cambridge Police Department and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office, Ahmad Bright was arrested. 

A jury later convicted Bright of murder in the second degree, assault by means of a dangerous weapon, and unlawful possession of one firearm.

The court affirmed Bright’s convictions of murder in the second degree and unlawful possession of a firearm, while vacating the conviction of assault with a dangerous weapon as Bright was not indicted on the charge of assault by means of a dangerous weapon, of which he was ultimately convicted.

Bright was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole.

Two other men, Sherrod Bright and Remel Ahart, were previously charged and found guilty for their roles in the murder.  Sherrod Bright was sentenced to 10 years in prison with an additional 10 years of probation.  Remel Ahart’s conviction will be argued before the Supreme Judicial Court in November.

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