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| September 20, 2021

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Acquittal handed down in stabbing homicide at Tulsa fast-food restaurant from 2019

Samantha Vincent
A Tulsa man is out of jail for the first time in nearly two years after a jury on Thursday acquitted him of manslaughter in a stabbing at a fast-food restaurant.

Court minutes indicate that jurors deliberated roughly 4½ hours before finding Christian Douglas Cook, 22, not guilty in the death of T’Challa Davis on the morning of Oct. 25, 2019, which Cook argued was in self-defense.

Tulsa police arrested Cook on allegations that video footage showed him stabbing Davis, with whom he had been fighting inside a Taco Bell restaurant, with a large knife at a moment when Davis’s arms are to his side.

Davis later died at a hospital. Cook, who was hit in the face during the altercation, left the Taco Bell but was arrested later the same day in the area of 51st Street and Oswego Avenue.

The stabbing death was Tulsa’s 52nd homicide of 2019.

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  1. Frankie Cee says:

    Looks to me like he had reason to fear the assailant.

  2. MI Ranger says:

    So how long ago was the Black Panther movie? His parents must been really big comic book fans!

    When you have bruising already showing up on your face, and the fight is not yet over, it is time to upgrade the weapon systems. Not sure where he suddenly pulled the “large” knife, but as the saying goes… when you can’t bring a gun…bring a knife. Hope that was his booking photo, no his current picture!

    • Claw says:

      The movie came out in 2018, but the character made its first appearance in Fantastic Four #52 in 1966.

      Anyway, the Whiz Wheel®™ spins:

      T’Challa Akeen Davis (DBK*) 36 x 3 = 108

      *DBK – Dead By Knife

  3. And I thought that his goose was cooked for a long sentence

  4. Skivvy Stacker says:

    Problem with claiming “stand your ground” in this situation is that he was a participant in an altercation, and would have to show that he did not instigate the confrontation.
    Stand your ground simply means that you have no “duty to retreat” from a place you have a legal right to be, if you are not engaged in unlawful conduct, or have not initiated any conflict, before you reasonably use appropriate force to end the confrontation.