Natchez man arraigned on murder charge - - Jackson, MS

Natchez man arraigned on murder charge


NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say a 19-year-old Natchez man accused of murder did not enter a plea at his arraignment on Wednesday.

Larry Watkins faces charges of murder and aggravated assault.

The Natchez Democrat reports bond was not granted for Watkins, and a preliminary hearing has been set for Sept. 14.

It was not immediately known whether Watkins has an attorney.

Watkins is charged in the death of 21-year-old Benjamin Hargrave and wounding 19-year-old Curshala Pernell with a handgun. The shooting occurred July 31 in Natchez.


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