Man convicted in '94 murder up for parole - - Jackson, MS

Man convicted in '94 murder up for parole

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The family of a Magee man killed in 1994 after being shot 10 times in what his assailant called an accident is going before the state Parole Board Monday to keep Milton E. Watts behind bars.

W.P. Shivers was shot to death in the bathroom of his trailer at a hunting camp in Issaquena County.

Watts performed odd jobs for Shivers. He testified at trial he went downstairs to get the rifle as Shivers asked and when he approached the bathroom a jug came up and hit the gun. Watts said his reaction was that he pulled the trigger of the gun he was carrying and shot Shivers 10 times.

Watts was convicted of murder in 1995 in Issaquena County and sentenced to life in prison.

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