A Georgia teen will spend the rest of his life in prison, he choked his sister to death during a squabble over the family’s Wi-Fi password.
Kevon Lamar Watkins, who was just 16 at the time of the fatal February 2018 attack on his 19-year-old sister Alexus Breanna Watkins, was found guilty Friday of felony murder and aggravated assault, The Macon Telegraph reported.
The day of the attack, Kevon had reportedly changed the WiFi password so he could play video games without disruption.
Alexus had been arguing with her brother after he confronted their mother — who was trying to remove the gaming system from his room, according to 911 calls and testimony at Kevon’s bench trial.
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. Alexus was pronounced dead of asphyxiation early the next morning at a local hospital.
During the proceedings, Bibb County Superior Court Judge Verda Colvin explained that she found Kevon guilty of murder instead of voluntary manslaughter because his 13-year-old brother had tried to stop him from choking their sister. ” 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.”