Teen convicted of murdering sister over WiFi password

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Kevon Watkins, 18. (Credit: Bibb County Sheriff's Office)
Kevon Watkins, 18. (Credit: Bibb County Sheriff’s Office)

A teenager will spend the rest of his life in prison after killing his sister by strangling her in an argument over him changing the WiFi password.

According to a news release from the district attorney’s office, Kevon Watkins, 18 years old, waived his right to a jury trial and instead chose to have a judge hear testimony.

Prosecutors in Georgia presented evidence that showed Watkins and his sister, Alexus, 20 years old, lived at home with their family on Westmount Road at the time of the crime.

Testimony showed that Kevon, who was 16 in Feb. 2018, and his mother were arguing over internet in their home after he changed the WiFi password so he could play video games without disruption.

Thinking a fight was about to happen, Alexus came to help her mother and got into a fight with her brother. Evidence shows Kevon placed his sister in a choke hold for 15 minutes, and a deputy said he was still holding on to his sister when officers arrived.

He let go of her and deputies tried to perform CPR to save her, but she was pronounced dead later that night at the hospital.

Prosecutors said that although his intent wasn’t to kill her, he intentionally put her in a choke hold, which constitutes as aggravated assault, and therefore is felony murder.

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