INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis man accused of killing two teenagers who went missing on Christmas Eve has made his first court appearance on murder charges.
A Marion County judge entered a not guilty plea for 49-year-old Kevin Watkins during Wednesday’s initial hearing on two counts of murder.
Prosecutors allege Watkins killed 16-year-old Satori Williams and his 15-year-old friend, Timmee Jackson. A probable cause affidavit says Watkins suspected Williams had burglarized his home.
Both teens vanished on Christmas Eve after leaving a home next door to Watkins’ residence. Court documents say police found blood and apparent brain matter outside Watkins’ home and two bloody trails leading away from it.
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Deputy Prosecutor Denise Robinson says investigators are still searching for the victims’ bodies.
Watkins’ attorney declined to comment on the allegations against his client.