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Michael Watson Guilty of Teen's Murder

Posted Friday, August 1st 2014 @ 11am  by 700WLW News

( Lebanon, Ohio ) - A Warren County jury has convicted Michael Watson in the death of 16-year-old Dione Payne of Dayton.

Prosecutors said that Watson and Michael Geldrich beat Payne to death in Franklin in December 2013, and then they dumped his body at the Atrium Medical Center. Geldrich took a plea deal and testified against Watson.

Watson was convicted of murder, kidnapping, robbery, and evidence tampering. The jury acquitted him of aggravated murder and rape.

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