Death Penalty on the Table for Captured Fugitive Curtis Watson - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 12, 2019
Authorities will consider seeking the death penalty in the case of Curtis Ray Watson, an escaped convict captured by law enforcement Sunday after five days on the run, the Commercial Appeal reports. The escaped inmate was charged with first-degree murder, aggravated sexual battery and especially aggravated burglary in connection with the homicide of Correctional Administrator Debra Johnson. Watson was serving a 15-year sentence for an especially aggravated kidnapping charge.