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Police: Wilson man charged with murder in Monday death

Posted January 12

Devart J. Allen

A Wilson man was charged with murder after a Monday night domestic incident on Hines Street left another man dead.

Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Hines Street West regarding a domestic incident in progress, according to a news release. Edward J. Watkins II, 44, of 907 Gold St., Wilson, was found dead when officers arrived at the scene.

The suspect was identified as Devart J. Allen, 50, of 1312 Nast St. SE. Officers found Allen at the scene. Police charged Allen with murder on Tuesday and placed him in jail with no bond.

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  • Justin Case Jan 12, 2016
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    My God is violence the only way this species knows how to handle a problem?