Humble Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Killing Girlfriend in 2021

Humble Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Killing Girlfriend in 2021

A 32-year-old man from Humble was sentenced to life in prison for shooting his girlfriend during an argument in 2021, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.

“Like far too many domestic violence cases that we see, this was a senseless murder that did not have to happen,” Ogg said. “We all know how fast violence in a troubled relationship can escalate to murder, and that is why we take any and all allegations of abuse so seriously.”

Cameron Michael Davis was sentenced to life late Friday after a Harris County jury found him guilty of murder for killing 27-year-old Ryniscia Sanford around noon on Sept. 23, 2021.

Sanford, the victim, was a passenger in Davis’ car when the two apparently got into an argument near an apartment complex on Cypress Station Drive in north Harris County. Surveillance video shows Sanford quickly getting out of the car and running away.

Davis can be seen getting out of his car with a semi-automatic pistol with an extended clip and chasing Sanford. He chased her for about 20 minutes and when he finally caught her, she can be seen trying to calm him down.

After a few minutes, she ran away again and he shot her in the back. As she lay on the ground, he approached her, aimed and fired, shooting her six times in the back of the head.

Davis then ran away, and deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office responded and investigated.

Davis traveled to Louisiana, where he stayed for more than a year. An anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers of Houston alerted police to his location, and he was arrested in December 2022.

Assistant District Attorneys Matthew Magill and Gabriel Kabak prosecuted Davis in a five-day trial last week.

“This was a crime motivated by rage and jealousy because he decided that if he couldn’t have her, he didn’t want anyone else to be with her,” Magill said. “We’re thankful that the jury recognized that they had to step up and hold this man accountable for what he did.”

Davis must serve at least 30 years in prison before he will be eligible for parole.