Man found guilty of killing woman found dead in well in 2019
TUSCALOOSA, Aa. (AP) – Authorities say a jury has found a man guilty Wednesday in the death of a Jefferson County woman whose body was found at the bottom of a well.
The Tuscaloosa County District Attorney says Tyler Battles was found guilty in the death of 20-year-old Marka Willoe Watkins.
Her body was found in the well outside a vacant house near Vance in 2019.
Investigators have said that Watkins was beaten with a baseball bat and then struck in the head with a shotgun before being strangled.
Law officers say that after her body was dumped in the well, Battles poured concrete to conceal the killing.
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9/16/2021 7:56:26 AM (GMT -5:00)