Wednesday, December 8, 2010
KTUL ABC 8 reports that the State's Pardon and Parole board has voted 3-2 to ask governor Brad Henry to commute the 25-year prison sentence of 60-year old Lawrence Tyrone Watts, who happens to be the brother of former U.S. Representative J.C. Watts. Watts, who has served only 7 years of his sentence, was convicted of first-degree manslaughter. Apparently, there was a dispute between the two men regarding money. It is reported that the victim's family and a county prosecutors "had fought to keep [Watts] behind bars. See full story here and an earlier report here.