Victim gone, stabber gets light sentence

A Norwalk supermarket delivery driver accused of luring his ex-girlfriend out of her apartment and attacking and stabbing her boyfriend dozens of time while he was sleeping in her bed in August 2012, is scheduled to be sentenced to a year in jail today.

William Davis, 25, of 26 Novak St., pleaded guilty to second-degree assault in June after the prosecution’s case all but fell apart.

In February 2013 his court appearance bond was reduced by $200,000 after the prosecutor on the case said the man Davis stabbed could not be found. Davis’ ex-girlfriend also began backpedaling on some of her initial statements.

Davis, a Peapod delivery driver, had originally been charged by police with attempted murder and home invasion and admitted to police that he stabbed 24-year-old Bryant Andrews 26 times.

According to police reports of the arrest, Davis texted his former girlfriend, Melissa Lopez, just after 9 a.m. on Aug. 20 to say he wanted to pick up their 1-year-old son at Jefferson Elementary School on Van Buren Avenue. Lopez soon left her Bedford Street apartment and walked the toddler up to the school and waited, but Davis did not show up.

After she could not find Davis at the school she walked back to the apartment she told police she saw Andrews covered in blood walking toward her.

Andrews told police he was asleep when Davis got into the apartment and began punching him in bed. He said he did not know Davis had a knife until his stomach began to hurt and he saw blood, the police reports said.

After Davis stopped stabbing him, he said he was going to get a gun and “finish the job, ” Andrews told police.

About an hour later, Davis was seen riding a bicycle on Day Street and was picked up by police. He told police he was trying to defend himself and was afraid that Andrews was going to shoot and kill him, police reports said.

Lopez told police she had been going out with Davis, but had broken up with him about six weeks earlier. At the time, she said Davis moved out of her Bedford Street apartment 6 months earlier and she started dating Andrews around July 20.