BASTROP, Texas (KXAN) — A high school friend of VonTrey Clark’s, the man accused of orchestrating Samantha Dean’s death, has now been indicted on capital murder.
Kevin Watson, 31, is currently in the Harris County Jail where he has been held since April on unrelated charges. On Sept. 3, Watson was officially charged with capital murder. A Bastrop County grand jury indicted Watson on Wednesday afternoon, just a few hours after Clark, 32, plead not guilty to capital murder at his arraignment.
On June 4, a Texas Ranger interviewed Aaron Williams regarding Dean’s homicide. Williams told detectives Watson told him Clark was looking “to pay someone $5,000 to kill Dean and her baby due to Dean wanting Clark to pay child support for the baby,” according to the warrant. Williams went onto say Watson told him he and Freddie Smith killed Dean for Clark and that Clark had driven Dean to the location in Bastrop County and the “murder had been set up to look like a drug deal,” continued in the warrant.
Back in August, when formal charges had yet to be brought, Watson’s mother, Denise Hail, told KXAN News her son could not have been involved “in something so heinous.” But Hail went on to say that if her son did have a part in Dean’s death, just should be served, “Whatever hand the justice system deals him, whatever hand they deal him, it’s probably not going to be painful enough.” Hail says her son and Clark met during their high school years in Austin.
Watson’s girlfriend, 50-year-old Kyla Fisk, was booked on charges of tampering with evidence in connection to the case.
Dean, who was seven months pregnant, was shot and killed on Feb. 4.