A Louisa man was denied his motion for admission into local diversion programs in Louisa County Circuit Court on Monday, Aug. 18. He is facing a multitude of felony and misdemeanor charges.
Curtis L. Watson, 33, has an extensive criminal record which includes the November 24, 2000 shooting death of Lawrence Odell Coleman, 27, at the Watson residence on Jefferson Highway. Watson was 18 at the time.
Coleman, who was shot in the head was flown by Pegasus to the University of Virginia Medical Center where he later died.
Watson was sentenced to 10 years with seven years suspended and three years of supervised probation on the charge of involuntary manslaughter.
In December 2004, he was charged and found guilty of grand larceny, breaking and entering, attempted breaking and entering and obstructing justice. Watson received a sentence of 14 years and 30 days. He served four years and 30 days and received five years of supervised probation for that conviction.
In July 2013, Watson was sentenced to an additional three years and six months for violating his probation on the original charge of involuntary manslaughter. He also received one year, with six months suspended, on charges of eluding a law enforcement officer.
To read the entire story, see the Aug. 28 edition of The Central Virginian.