Murder victim was father of 3 who was a ‘very loving man’


3  Updated at 5:17 pm, February 13th, 2017 By: Stephan Rockefeller,
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BLACKFOOT — A Pocatello man shot and killed Thursday was the father of three children who “was a very loving man,” according to friends.

David Davis, 30, died after investigators say Melonie Smith, 48, shot him in the head. Smith is charged with first-degree murder and felony destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence.


Davis was the father of two girls and one boy. He went to Meridian High School and later attended Boise State University, according to his Facebook page.

Friends say Davis was an avid skateboarder, snowboarder and mountain bike rider.

“He was a very loving man,” Alicia Marie Coose says. “He was a great dad and a great friend. He would give the shirt off his back to help anyone.”

Friends and family members tell they were stunned when they learned Davis had been killed. They are waiting to learn what happened that led up to his death.

It is unknown what the relationship between Smith and Davis was.


Smith is being held on $1 million bond. Judge Scott H. Hansen sealed the case Monday afternoon following a request from Bingham County Prosecuting Attorney Cleve Colson.

“There are facts contained in court documents that may endanger the life or safety of certain individuals,” Colson said.

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  • jenny smith

    I dont know him or his family, but sending prayers. A very tragic thing . God bless

  • normaldude2

    He was a junky that gave his kids to some one else. He did not take care of his kids and the family that was trying to raise them was not even related. This article is very misleading. He also stole many items from family and friends. He did not have a job and relied on government assistance that was supposed to be for the kids he did not even live with. Not sure why there are all these articles stating he was a father.

    • pooh_bear77

      I understand where you are coming from I do but regardless of all of that he was the victim here.
      So it regardless of what was going on in his personal life there is a time and a place for everything. I don’t think that you commenting here saying he wasn’t a father, Well yes he was regardless of the situation he had 3 children that makes him a father Good or bad.. Telling everyone he stole from his family and tried on government assistance, and that he was a drug user doesn’t really matter right now.. He is the victim..
      No matter what you think of him there are people who loves him very much regardless of his problems and that’s what matters.. So maybe rather than coming here to comment about what kind of person you believe him to be you should be mindful of those who loves him and who are grieving his loss at this time….
      My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.