By Sara Talbert
Killeen Daily Herald
BELTON A Killeen man was sentenced Tuesday to 50 years in prison for the 2003 shooting death of a 19-year-old Killeen man.
Judge Martha Trudo, of the 264th District Court sentenced Prince Lamars Watson, 19, to the 50-year prison term on a charge of murder (engaging in criminal activity) for shooting Carlos Demont Miller.
Miller was shot Sept. 20, 2003, at his residence in the 500 block of Northside Drive in Killeen. Killeen police responded to the dispatch when a 9 mm pistol was fired into a crowd of people, fatally injuring Miller.
An unresponsive Miller was taken to Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, where he was pronounced dead from a gunshot wound to the head.
The victim's brother, Charles David Miller, 20, was also injured in the incident when he received a gunshot wound to the leg.
Watson was believed to be a part of a street gang.
The felony charge of engaging in criminal activity enhances the murder charge.
On Dec. 17, 2003, a Bell County grand jury indicted Watson and seven other local men on charges of aggravated assault in an organized criminal activity in connection with the shooting. Those indicted were Pvt. Frank Arnett Griffin, 21, of Fort Hood; Seddrick Dana Dorsey, 19; Terance Vidal Shivers, 17; Reuben Vincent Rabsatt, 18; and Kevin Laron Pierce, 24; Stevie Defrando Buckner, 20; and Calvin Quadell Williams.
In other action Tuesday, Judge Trudo sentenced Kasi Shea Miller, 32, of Belton to 10 years in prison for two charges of driving while intoxicated on May 5 and April 13.
Miller is a repeat offender with three prior DWI convictions: Sept. 13, 2001, Aug. 24, 1994, and Sept. 13, 1991.
In other court action Tuesday, Judge Trudo sentenced:
n Denielle Marie Goodwin, cq 24, of Temple to two years in prison for a Sept. 16 charge of possession of cocaine over 1 gram but less than 4 grams.
n Veronica Hope Wilson, 27, of Temple to four years of deferred probation for an Aug. 2, 2003, charge of evading arrest with a motor vehicle.
n Tammy Noel Thompson, 35, of Belton to five years of deferred probation for an Aug. 28 charge of fraud.
n Timothy Owen Fowler, 23, of Temple to two years in prison for a Oct. 22 charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
Judge Joe Carroll, of the 27th District Court:
n sentenced Alton Gene Dragoo, 52, of Temple to six months in the Bell County Jail for an Aug. 2 charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
n revoked a 10-year deferred probation for Robert Shawn Boyd, 31, of Temple and sentenced him to three years in prison for a Dec. 7, 2001, charge of possession of cocaine over 4 grams but less than 200 grams.
n revoked a five-year deferred probation for Marcus Antonio Crutchfield, 33, of Killeen and sentenced him to nine months in the state jail for a Jan. 14 charge of possession of cocaine under 1 gram.
n revoked a 10-year deferred probation for Ronald Edward Tanner, 27, of Belton and sentenced him to four years in prison for a Sept. 22, 1996, charge of burglary of a habitation.
n sentenced Bryan Keith Nealy, 31, of Temple to six months in the Bell County Jail for a July 5 charge of forgery by passing.
n revoked a 10-year deferred probation for David Clay Musick, 23, of Temple and sentenced him to six months in the Bell County Jail for a June 15, 2001, charge of sexual assault.
n sentenced Michelle Denise Johnson, aka Michelle Shafer, 37, of Temple to one year in the state jail for two charges, including an Oct. 7, 2003, forgery and a May 24 possession of methamphetamine charge.
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