Joel Davis’ book, “Justice Waits: The UC Davis Sweetheart Murders,” helped resolve the 1980 Davis kidnapping and murder of UC Davis students John Riggins and Sabrina Gonsalves. Last month, a Sacramento Superior Court jury convicted Richard Hirschfield of first-degree murder for their deaths.
Davis appears on the current edition of the KDRT program “Davisville,” on 95.7 FM, to talk about the crime, the trial and the impact on Davis, his hometown. He also discusses Parkinson’s disease, which struck him while he was writing “Justice Waits.” His first-person account of brain surgery he experienced while awake won state and national journalism awards.
“Davisville,” hosted by Bill Buchanan, airs at 5:30 p.m. Monday, 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. Saturda, and midnight both Saturday and Sunday. The interview with Davis debuted Monday and will be broadcast through Jan. 20. It is also available online in the KDRT archives at www.kdrt.org/node/11174.