An 18-year-old teenager from Georgia has been sentenced to life in jail for strangling his sister to death in a fight over a WiFi password.
Kevon Watkins was handed down his life in prison sentence without the possibility of parole on Friday, found guilty of strangling his 20-year-old sister Alexus Breanna Watkins to death in their Macon home on February 2, 2018.
Kevon had waived his right to a jury trial and chose to have a Bibb County judge decide his fate and was found guilty of felony murder.
He was 16 when he and his mother argued over the Internet service in their home and the altercation escalated into his sister's death.
Georgia teenager Kevon Watkins, 18, (left) was sentenced to life in prison on Friday without the possibility of parole found guilty of strangling 20-year-old sister Alexus Breanna Watkins (right) to death in their Macon home on February 2, 2018
He was 16 when he and his mother argued over the Internet service in their home after he changed the WiFi password so he could play video games and the altercation escalated into his sister's death. Pictured above on social media in May 2018
Kevon had changed the WiFi password so he could play video games without having his family members slowing the internet connection.
Alexus joined the fight, fearing that Kevon was about to become physical with their mother, according to a release by the Macon District Attorney's Office.
Kevon and Alexus then began to fight and fell onto the ground. When their mother couldn't separate them, she called police.
Evidence and testimony presented in the trial showed that Kevon placed his sister in a choke-hold and held her there for an estimated 15 minutes.
Kevon released his sister only after deputies raided the home and ordered him to.
His sister intervened in the fight and the two began to tussle on the ground and he held her in a choke-hold for 15 minutes resulting in her death
Alexus Watkins was engaged at the time of her death, she is survived by the fiance and her three-year-old son
Deputies performed CPR in efforts to resuscitate her and she was declared dead from asphyxiation at a local hospital that same night.
His litter brother had also called 911 on him, calling Kevon 'crazy'.
'When he called, he said the following: "My brother is trying to hit my mother."' The dispatcher asked, "Is he on medication." And the 13-year-old said, "No. He’s just crazy. … He put her in a chokehold, threatening to beat my mom trying to get him off my sister,"' Bibb Superior Court Judge Verda M. Colvin said at the sentencing.
His actions constituted felony murder, not manslaughter as he didn't intend to kill his sister. He intentionally placed her in a choke-hold, which is considered aggravated assault, and resulted in her death.
'This act of violence resulted in an unspeakable tragedy for this family. I hope this verdict and sentence closes the door on this chapter of their lives and that they will be able to begin to heal,' District Attorney David Cooke said.
The trial lasted for two days and included testimony from a deputy who said he found the teen choking his sister when he arrived on the scene.
Alexus Watkins was engaged at the time of her death, she is survived by the fiance and her three-year-old son.