The Death of Maleah Davis: Mother’s Former Fiance Sentenced to 40 Years
On Saturday, May 4, 2019, at approximately 11 pm, 26-year-old Derion Vence walked into Houston Methodist Hospital in Sugar Land, Texas, and reported a kidnapping. He told hospital workers that at 10 pm the night before, he was driving to Bush Intercontinental Airport to pick up his fiance Brittany Bowens.
Brittany’s 4-year-old daughter Maleah Davis and the couple's 1-year-old son were left in Derion’s care while Brittany was in Massachusetts attending her father’s funeral. Derion’s other son was not with him at the time.
Derion claimed that while driving to the airport, he pulled over to inspect a tire. Suddenly, two Hispanic men in a blue Chevy pickup truck pulled over, approached him and knocked him unconscious with an unknown object. When he woke up several hours later, he was in the back of the truck with Maleah and her half-brother.