Saturday, May 17, 2014

James Watts botched bank robbery stabs 3 women, 2 to death

James Watts botched bank robbery stabs 3 women, 2 to death
tags: Timeline 2014Bank Incident, stabbing, police chase, arrest

Thursday May 15, 2014 2 stabbed to death, 1 injured, 1 arrested James Watts botched bank robbery stabs 3 women, 2 to death  In St. Louis former convict and registered sex offender James Watts, 29 was charged Friday with a federal weapons count linked to a botched southern Illinois bank holdup. At bank closing, the gunman confronted the three victims, and forced the women back inside but, because the bank was closed, got no money from it, The suspect placed the victims' purses into a victim's SUV and fled. Two women stabbed to death and a third critically injured by a knife were found in a break room by  police.  The dead have been identified as 52-year-olds Anita J. Grace and Nita Jo Smith. After a 100 mph chase, Watts was arrested on an Ohio River train trestle with a semi-automatic pistol in his hooded sweatshirt.Watts had been sentenced to seven years in Illinois prison after pleading guilty in 2003 to felony charges that he sexually abused a child who was 11 years old.

Alternate Reality: This was a terror attack, not a robbery

*Source: sfgate

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