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Arrest made in 2014 Americus child murder case

Americus police announced during a Thursday morning press conference that they have arrested 25-year-old Davontae Terrell Watts for the death of 4-year-old Assata Snipes. / Photo: Americus Police Department

A person has been arrested in connection to the death of a 4-year-old in 2014 has been arrested.

Americus police announced during a Thursday morning press conference that they have arrested 25-year-old Davontae Terrell Watts for the death of 4-year-old Assata Snipes.

Police say that Snipes allegedly shot several rounds into a house in the 800 block of Georgia Avenue, with one of the shots striking Snipes.

Snipes has been charged with one count of murder and four counts of aggravated assault. Additionally, Watts had outstanding warrants for failure to appear in court on charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault from the September 2016 robbery of a local pawn shop.


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