New trial date set for mother accused of killing her son

Tonya Slaton appeared in Hampton Circuit Court Feb. 25, 2016, for a murder charge. Troopers found the body of her son, Quincy Davis, in the trunk of her car during a traffic stop on I-64 in 2015. The judge set her four-day jury trial for the end of September 2016. Credit: WAVY Photo/Greg Gadberry

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A new trial date has been set for a woman accused of killing her son.

Quincy Jamar Davis during the 2003-2004 school year when he attended Virginia Beach Middle School.
Quincy Jamar Davis during the 2003-2004 school year when he attended Virginia Beach Middle School.

Tonya Slaton is charged with second-degree murder. She’s accused of killing her son, Quincy Davis, and carrying his body in the trunk of her car.

Virginia State Police pulled over Slaton’s car last June on I-64 in Hampton for an expired registration. State Police Sgt. Steven Vick said Slaton was driving from Richmond toward Virginia Beach when she was stopped. Police say the last sign of Davis was in 2004, when he was a student at Virginia Beach Middle School.

Quincy Davis’ remains were found a couple weeks before what would have been his 25th birthday. The cause and manner of his death remains undetermined.

Slaton was indicted on February 1, according to online court records. Her new trial is set to begin February 28, 2017.

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