Judge finds Rapid bus stabbing suspect guilty

Pascal Rurangmirwa was stabbed in May 2015

Mug shot of Leroy Davis

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – A man found guilty of stabbing another man in the face on a Rapid bus is facing a mandatory sentence of more than two decades in prison, according to court documents.

Leroy Davis was found guilt but mentally ill of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder by Kent County Judge Donald Johnson on Thursday in the May 2015 attack. He was also convicted as a fourth offense habitual offender, which carries a mandatory 25-year prison sentence, the documents show.

Surveillance video shows a man stabbing another Rapid bus passenger. (May 11, 2015)
Surveillance video shows a man stabbing another Rapid bus passenger. (May 11, 2015)

Because he was found guilty but mentally ill, Davis will be sentenced under normal sentencing guidelines, but will begin his prison term by getting mental health treatment. He’ll serve the remainder of his sentence in prison after his treatment ends.

Davis was riding a Rapid bus on May 11 when he approached another passenger, Pascal Rurangmirwa, and stabbed him in the side of his face. The attack was random and Rurangmirwa suffered minor injuries.

Davis is scheduled to be sentenced in August.

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