Elderly Tennessee Man Charged With Killing Grandson

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

Monday, August 12, 2013

Police in Nashville have charged an 85-year-old man in the fatal shooting of his grandson.

Investigators said John Watkins was charged with criminal homicide on Monday.

Watkins is charged in the shooting death of 30-year-old Ben Phillips inside the family's home. Watkins' wife reported it shortly before 6 a.m. CDT.

Online jail records said Watkins was being held on $100,000 bond but did not indicate whether he was being represented by a lawyer.

Police arrived to find Phillips dead in his bedroom with a gunshot wound to the head.

Detective Johnny Crumby said the man complained that Phillips was constantly threatening him and his wife and was the source of problems in the home.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 219328051 - kake.com/a?a=219328051
Gray Television, Inc.