Kevon Lamar Watkins, a 16-year-old from Georgia, has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his sister, according to the Macon Telegraph. Watkins reportedly murdered his 19-year-old sister Alexus Breanna Watkins in February 2018 during a fight over their family’s WiFi password.
Watkins was found guilty of felony murder and aggravated assault.
During Watkins’ deadly attack — which stemmed after he changed the WiFi password because he was playing an Xbox game online and the connection was lagging — lasted approximately 11 minutes, according to authorities.
“Even under the best estimation, by the time [a sheriff’s deputy] got there … It had been at least 11 minutes that the defendant had to have been choking his sister,” Bibb County Superior Court Judge Verda Colvin said. “In those 10 minutes, she had to have stopped moving. Perhaps that wasn’t noticed by the defendant because he was still angry.”
From the New York Post:
On the evening of the attack, Kevon had reportedly been playing an Xbox game and changed the family’s Wi-Fi password once the connection in the home started to lag because of the number of people using it. Alexus had been arguing with her brother after he confronted their mother — who was trying to remove the gaming system from his room, according to 911 calls and testimony at Kevon’s bench trial.
While choking his sister, Watkins’ 13-year-old brother reportedly attempted to stop him.
Alexus died from asphyxiation the following morning.
At his sentencing for the murder of his sister, Watkins broke down in tears. While he was sobbing, the only words that could be heard were “I’m sorry.”
Colvin had also said that Watkins was never given the appropriate tools to deal with his anger management issues.
“In this household, chaos was empowered,” Colvin said. “In this household, the ability to ignore and follow corrective discipline was empowered.”