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Watts Pleads Guilty to Charges
By The Associated Press
BENTON, IL - A man accused of fatally stabbing two Illinois bank workers  and critically wounding a third during a botched robbery has pleaded guilty to charges.
 
James Nathaniel Watts pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted armed bank robbery  resulting in death and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm in  connection with the May 2014 holdup at the First National Bank branch in Cairo.  The 32-year-old Watts entered the plea in U.S. District Court in exchange for  the prosecutor taking the death penalty off the table when he is sentenced on May 25.
 

Published 05:10 PM, Thursday Mar. 16, 2017
Updated 02:47 PM, Friday Mar. 17, 2017

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