Daniel Davitt faces decades for the manslaughter of Jim Lee

Daniel Davitt, left, was convicted in the 2019 homicide of Constable Gene “Jim” Lee, right, on May 1, 2023. (Pinal County Sheriff’s Office; Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office )

An inmate at an Arizona prison now faces decades in jail for the death of a jailer nearly four years ago.

Daniel Davitt, 62, was found guilty of one count of manslaughter for attacking and killing Maricopa County Detention Officer Gene “Jim” Lee, 64, at Buckeye Jail in October 2019 .

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