Charges dropped against woman in Alabama well body case
The Associated Press
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Prosecutors have dismissed murder charges against an Alabama woman in a 2019 killing in which a woman’s body was found at the bottom of a well.
Al.com reports a Tuscaloosa County judge granted a motion Monday to drop the case against Monic Mochell Battles.
She had been scheduled to stand trial Feb. 6 in the killing of 20-year-old Willoe Watkins.
Authorities say Watkins was beaten and strangled to death before her body was wrapped in garbage bags and dropped down a well. Her killers then covered the well in concrete.
Battles’ husband was convicted of murder in 2021 and two other men pleaded guilty.
Court records show a defendant who had previously told police Battles participated in the killing recently said he would not testify at her trial.
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1/23/2023 3:37:16 PM (GMT -6:00)
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