PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - Two 16-year-olds face murder and burglary charges as newly obtained court documents connect the well-publicized ‘disappearance’ of one of the suspects to the slaying of a 51-year-old Pierce County man.That disappearance was a sham, according to investigators, who also say the teen – Gabriel Davies – was intimately familiar with the victim, Daniel McCaw: detectives learned that McCaw had previously been in a relationship with the Davies’ mother.
As for a motive, the documents drop another bomb-shell allegation: Davies is claiming this all started with a threat from members of an "outlaw motorcycle club."According to charging documents filed Tuesday by Pierce County prosecutors, at around 9:30 a.m.
on Sept 1, deputies responded to a home near the corner of 190th St. E and 219th Ace. Ct. E. to do a welfare check. Deputies were told that Daniel McCaw had not shown up to work for four days.When deputies got inside his house, they smelled what they thought was the odor of a decaying body.
Deputies found an unsecured door into the laundry room and found McCaw dead with a gunshot wound.Investigators said initially they thought the man could have died by suicide, but there was no firearm nearby so that could not have been the case.According to the medical examiner's office, McCaw suffered a gunshot wound to the head and another to the torso.