Delay In Child Death Case

More delays in the case against a Clark County couple accused of killing their daughter.

This afternoon, prosecutors told a judge they're still waiting on lab results from the crime scene.

In March, 10-year-old Michaela Watkins was found dead in her bedroom.

Prosecutors say Michaela died from abuse.

But Patrick and Joy Watkins say they're innocent, and Michaela's injuries were from falling in a bathrub and down stairs.

However, investigators say the ten-year-old was badly beaten and burned.

A judge won't hear the case again until January.


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  • by Earwig Location: Prestonsburg on Nov 17, 2007 at 09:14 PM
    Ky has a poor record for protecting the children. Even when cases make it to court before the child is harmed the judges give them back to abusive parents. Where are the advocates for our children in Ky? It certainly is not the courts especially in Johnson County.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 16, 2007 at 09:34 AM
    Sheeze....why the delay...the evidence reported seems to make this a clear cut case! What is wrong with our system??
  • by SHARON Location: WINCHESTER on Nov 15, 2007 at 05:05 PM
    I HAD THIS DAY MARKED ON MY CALENDER LIKE EVERY TRIAL DATE IN THE JUSTICE FOR MICHAELA. I PRAY THAT THE TIME THESE EVIL ONES SPEND IN JAIL DOES NOT COUNT TOWARDS ONE DAY OF TIME SERVED WHEN IT IS ALL SAID AND DONE.- MOST PEOPLE WANT TO BE HAPPY AND BEAUTIFUL AND LIVE A HUNDRED YEARS, SOMETHING MICHAELA CAN'T HAVE HERE ON EARTH.- MY THOUGHTS TELL ME TO LET THESE TWO BURN IN HELL BUT MY HEART TELLS ME LET THEM HAVE THEIR HAPPY BEAUTIFUL LONG LIFES---SPENT BEHIND BARS AND LET GOD (edited)THEM---AGAIN I PRAY
  • by peggy Location: Ky on Nov 15, 2007 at 02:35 PM
    This is a classic case of how our so called justice system 'works'.The evidence is clear as a bell.There should be no trial-these less than human things responsible for murdering this little girl need to be done away with.How many times have I said it...I'll say it again...People like this should NOT be in our prisons.They take up oxygen good people could be breathing,they get free food,medical and education,and a warm place to sleep.This is rediculous!This is exactly why people continue to kill.They know they'll get basically rewarded-not have to work for anything...it's handed right to them!

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