A teenager faces trial at Bristol Crown Court after the alleged murder of an 18-year-old in Lawrence Hill. Dontae Davis, 18, died from a stab wound to the chest, a post-mortem revealed.
Members of Dontae’s family paid a heartfelt tribute to the young man from Bishopsworth who was a “ray of light” and “always loved to do right for others”. His family said: “Dontae was strong, loving, caring, charming and a thoughtful son, brother, nephew and a friend to all.
“A young man of justice who always loved to do right for others and loved football, music and online gaming with his siblings and friends. Dontae was a ray of light with a distinctive cheeky smile that would shine through any room he entered.
“He was a family oriented person who was playful and loved spending time with his younger siblings. His heart was pure and his intentions were true and never half-hearted and we as a family are deeply saddened by this tragic loss.”
Earlier Bristol Commander Superintendent Mark Runacres of Avon and Somerset Constabulary said: “Our community feels deeply this heartbreaking loss of a young life.”
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