Man sentenced to 40 years in prison in death of baby - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Man sentenced to 40 years in prison in death of baby

Dustin Lee Watson (Source: Searcy Police Dept.) Dustin Lee Watson (Source: Searcy Police Dept.)
SEARCY, AR (KAIT) - A White County man plead guilty to charges related to the death of his baby, according to White County Circuit Court.

Dustin Lee Watson, 19, of Searcy plead guilty and was sentenced to 40 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction. According to the court, Watson plead guilty in late September.

According to the Searcy Police Department, Watson was charged with first degree murder in the death of his child, Za'Ymia Watson. Police stated the baby was about four to five months old.

Police said they were called to the White County Medical Center on June 19 for a report of child abuse. Officers were told by medical staff the baby was brought to the emergency room with head trauma.

The infant later died from the injury.
Copyright 2014 KAIT. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • ASP: 16-year-old shot by police

    ASP: 16-year-old shot by police

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 11:40 PM EDT2017-07-26 03:40:35 GMT
    Tuesday, July 25 2017 11:47 PM EDT2017-07-26 03:47:10 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    According to the Arkansas State Police, the 16-year-old injured in a shooting outside the Emergency Juvenile Shelter in Marion was shot by police. 

    According to the Arkansas State Police, the 16-year-old injured in a shooting outside the Emergency Juvenile Shelter in Marion was shot by police. 

  • City re-dedicates memorial, holds groundbreaking for future memorial

    City re-dedicates memorial, holds groundbreaking for future memorial

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 11:06 PM EDT2017-07-26 03:06:06 GMT
    Tuesday, July 25 2017 11:25 PM EDT2017-07-26 03:25:23 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Many Mississippi County residents spent their Tuesday afternoon celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Eaker Air Force Base closing.

    Many Mississippi County residents spent their Tuesday afternoon celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Eaker Air Force Base closing.

  • Anderson named Cave City mayor

    Anderson named Cave City mayor

    Friday, June 30 2017 4:48 PM EDT2017-06-30 20:48:54 GMT
    Tuesday, July 25 2017 11:20 PM EDT2017-07-26 03:20:57 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    Cave City council members appointed one of their own Tuesday night to fill out the term of former Mayor Ron Burge. 

    Cave City council members appointed one of their own Tuesday night to fill out the term of former Mayor Ron Burge. 

Powered by Frankly