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Friend: Son of slain parents a 'good kid'

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A close friend of an Illinois couple shot allegedly shot to death by their 19-year-old son in his college dorm room in Michigan says something "out-of-character" must have occurred.

Jordan Murphy tells The Associated Press Sunday that Eric Davis Sr. and his wife, Diva, were "doting parents" and that James Eric Davis' Jr. is a "good kid."

Davis Jr. faces murder and gun charges in the Friday morning deaths of his parents at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant.

They were helping Davis Jr. pack for spring break. Davis Jr. fled the dorm after the shooting and was arrested Saturday morning.

Murphy worked from 2004 to 2008 with Davis Sr. in Chicago as Illinois Army National Guard recruiters.

Murphy also said his family lived within 2 miles of the Davis family in suburban Plainfield. Murphy now lives in St. Johns, Florida.

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