Shannon Watkins death
Lawyers in the case of an Oklahoma couple facing federal kidnapping charges are
asking a judge to set a deadline for prosecutors to decide whether they'll seek
the death penalty.
Chrystal Larcade and Leslie Larcade of Broken Bow were indicted in January in
the case of Shannon Deval Watkins, whose body was found at a racetrack in
Texarkana. Authorities say Watkins had a noose around his neck when the body
The Texarkana Gazette reports (http://is.gd/sJhZqr) that a motion filed jointly
by prosecutors and defense attorneys asks U.S. District Judge Susan Hickey to
set a Nov. 1 deadline for prosecutors to announce whether they'll seek the
The Larcades are accused of taking Watkins across state lines from Oklahoma to
Arkansas, which is why federal charges were filed.
(source: Associated Press)