DALLAS (AP) — A man authorities say conspired with a former Austin police officer to kill the patrolman’s pregnant girlfriend has been charged with capital murder.
Bastrop County officials said during a news conference Thursday that 31-year-old Kevin Watson is being held in Houston.
The announcement came hours after former officer VonTrey Clark had been transported from Indonesia by federal agents and charged with capital murder in the February death of 29-year-old Samantha Dean.
Authorities contend that Clark and Watson, longtime friends, conspired with others to orchestrate the killing.
The Austin American-Statesman cites court records in reporting that Clark was willing to pay $5,000 to have Dean killed to avoid paying child support.
Clark’s lawyer has denied his involvement. Online jail records did not indicate an attorney for Watson.
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