LAWRENCEVILLE - A Buford man is scheduled for trial next week in the brutal killings of his elderly aunt and uncle four years ago.
Troy Lee Davis Jr., now 43, is accused of stabbing his aunt and uncle - siblings Lavader Chambers, 76, and William "Horace" Marsingill, 79 - more than a dozen times each in 2005.
Police found the siblings' bodies Feb. 28 in the Murphy Lane home they shared after Davis called 911 to report he'd discovered them dead in separate rooms.
During questioning, however, the timeline of Davis' story didn't check out, police said later. Investigators reportedly found at least 20 knives in his bedroom, along with cuts on his body consistent with knife wounds.
Authorities also said there was evidence someone had tried to clean up the crime scene.
At a hearing days after Davis' arrest, an investigator testified Davis had lashed out at his relatives because they kept nagging about his messy room. Davis, who was unemployed, had been living in a spare room at the home for seven years, the investigator said.
Chambers was a widow and Marsingill had never married.
Jury selection is expected to begin Monday. Superior Court Judge Timothy Hamil will preside. Davis faces two counts each of murder and felony murder.
In the years since the killings, the trial has been scheduled and rescheduled several times due to various delays, according to court records.
Rich Vandever, Assistant District Attorney, declined to elaborate Friday as to what factors contributed to the delays.
"At this time," Vandever said, "I don't think it's appropriate to comment as to why the case has not been to trial before now."