A Georgia man, who killed his sister by choking her to death over an argument about the password of the Wi-Fi, has been sentenced to life in prison.
Kevon Watkins was 16 years old when he committed the crime.
Testimony during the trial of Kevon said he was angry when he came home from school and changed the Wi-Fi’s password because sharing the internet made the connection too slow for his Xbox.
19-year-old Alexus Watkins, the victim, argued with her brother after he confronted their mother as she tried to take the Xbox out of his room.
Kevon put his 19-year-old sister in a chokehold and did not let go for more than 10 minutes until the police arrived.
Verda Colvin, the Bibb County Superior Court Judge, found Kevon guilty of murder instead of voluntary manslaughter.
Jude Colvin said the 13-year-old brother of Alexus tried to stop Kevon from chocking their sister.
Colvin said, “In those 10 minutes, she had to have stopped moving. Perhaps that wasn’t noticed by the defendant because he was still angry.”
Kevon Watkins cried along with his family sitting on courtroom benches after the sentence was announced by the Judge.
He was given a chance to speak before being led out of the courtroom.
Reports suggest Kevon was in tears after the sentencing, and all that could be heard from him was “I’m sorry.”
Kevon Watkins argued nearly every day with Alexus.
Before handing down the sentence, Judge Colvin said chaos was empowered in the house of the victim.
She added, “In this household, the ability to ignore and follow corrective discipline was empowered.”
Judge Colvin called her decision as “the most difficult thing” she had to do since she took the bench in 2014.
May the victim rest in peace.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and her family.