Confessed serial killer sentenced to life in prison without parole
PONTIAC, Mich. A campaign to keep a serial killer behind bars ended today when he was sentenced to life in prison without parole.Coral Watts was found guilty last month of fatally stabbing a woman in a Detroit suburb back in 1979. Michigan prosecutors had pressed the case to keep him from getting out of prison in less than two years.
Decades ago, Watts had confessed to a dozen murders and drew a 60-year sentence. But mandatory release laws and an appeals court ruling lopped more than 35 years off his sentence. Watts was due to be released from a Texas prison in April 2006.
Before he learned his fate today, Watts denied killing the 36-year-old woman. He said called this the "one murder" in his life he didn't do.
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