Prosecutor: Man’s double-murder trial likely in early 2017

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The prosecutor handling the case of an Indianapolis man accused of killing two teenagers, one of whom he allegedly believed had burglarized his home, says the man’s double-murder trial likely won’t be held until early next year.

Marion County Deputy Prosecutor Mark Hollingsworth said Friday the evidence that will presented in 49-year-old Kevin Watkins’ trial will be “very disturbing” for the victims’ families due to the killings’ gruesome nature.

Watkins faces an Aug. 26 pre-trial hearing. He’s charged with killing 15-year-old Timmee Jackson and 16-year-old Satori Williams.

Authorities say Watkins suspected that Williams had burglarized his home on Dec. 18.

Williams and Jackson vanished six days later. Jackson’s body was found in February in an Indianapolis pond. Williams’ body was discovered in April in a rural area near Indianapolis.

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