INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - An Indianapolis bail bondsman found guilty of killing two teens has received 110 years in prison.
Kevin Watkins was sentenced today following a jury trial last month.
During his trial, Watkins admitted to killing the two boys, but claimed he acted in self-defense.
Watkins repeated that claim during sentencing, but in the end the judge gave him 55 years behind bars for each of the two teens he killed, adding up to 110 years total.
On his way back to jail, after learning his sentence, Watkins casually waved at the cameras and showed little remorse or sadness that a judge convicted him to spend the rest of his life behind bars.
“Kevin Watkins is evil and he deserves every single day of the sentence he was given by the court,” said Marion county prosecutor Terry Curry.
On Christmas eve 2015 two teens were killed outside Watkins’s home.
The two victims, 15-year-old Timmee Jackson and 16-year-old Dionne Williams, died after being cut seven times each with a tomahawk. Almost all the wounds were to the victims’ heads, and not from the front.
Watkins admitted to killing Jackson and Williams, but said one of the teens pointed what later turned out to be a BB gun at him.
After the killings, Watkins admitted to hiding Jackson’s body near a wooded pond in Indianapolis and buried Williams’ body in a field in Shelby county, but said he did so because he was scared and panicked.
During his sentencing, Watkins addressed the victims’ families and said quote, “I don’t know what happened. This is not me. This is a nightmare. I hurt everybody here, but I feel like I was going to be hurt.”
“Any remorse he feels is far outweighed by the brutal murder he committed against two boys,” said Curry.
The judge could have run the Watkins’ sentences concurrently, instead he told Watkins he caused two deaths so he should serve two penalties. Timmee Jackson’s father agreed.
“That’s good. Mr. Watkins is a monster that should never be back on the streets,” said Jackson’s father Ben White.
Watkins said in court he does plan to appeal the conviction and sentence.