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Bluefield Murder Suspect Admits Guilt in Court

Local - 10/3/2012 9:45 AM by AP

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — A Bluefield man has told a magistrate he intends to plead guilty in the slaying of a longtime acquaintance.

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports (bit.ly/Wfg91M) that 54-year-old Donald Adams admitted guilt at a detention hearing Tuesday.

Adams is charged in the Monday night shooting death of John Watkins. The victim's wife, Monica Watkins, also was shot and wounded.

Police Chief Joe Wilson says Adams was arrested about 5 a.m. Tuesday after a short foot pursuit by officers. In court later, Adams said: "I'm just going to plead guilty."

As he was being led away, Adams said he had known the couple for years and borrowed money from them several times. He said he was high on crack cocaine and intended to rob them Monday night.


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