Memphis man caught in Alaska faces charges in beating death - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis man caught in Alaska faces charges in beating death

David Burrows (SOURCE: U.S. Marshals) David Burrows (SOURCE: U.S. Marshals)

(WMC-TV) - A Memphis man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and later caught in Anchorage, Alaska was back in Memphis Tuesday to face violent accusations spelled out in a court document.

David Burrows, known to friends as "DJ," is charged with beating his ex-girlfriend, Marquita Adams, to death.

In May, friends told Action News 5 that Adams worked at a hotel and went to school at Southwest Community College while supporting two daughters.

Adams' mother immediately suspect Burrows in the killing.

"He's a monster," she said.  "He's a coward."

An affidavit of complaint said it all started at Burrows' sister's house on Kney, where Adams' children witnessed a fight.  One of the children told investigators she saw her mother's boyfriend hit her mother in the head with a lamp because she got a phone call from another male.

The 8-year-old daughter told police her mother was pleading, "please stop DJ," as he forced her outside.

A neighbor was outside a nearby house when he heard a woman scream.  Just after midnight, he saw Adams and Burrows fighting near a car on the street outside the house.

The neighbor told police the car was rocking, and then it sped past.

Hours later, Adams was found dead in the backseat of her car.  The car was parked in front of Burrows' grandmother's house on Empire, just under a mile from the house on Kney.

Another man told police he talked by phone to Burrows, who told him he had "hurt her."

Burrows is being held without bond.  He is due back in general sessions court next Tuesday.

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