For Immediate Release
Sept. 18, 2021
A Jackson County jury on Friday found Louis J. Watts guilty of multiple felony charges in connection with the October 2019 shooting in Kansas City of his ex-girlfriend, who survived to testify against her attacker, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
The jury found Louis J. Watts, dob: 9/30/1968, of Domestic Assault 1st Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Burglary 1st Degree, Stealing, and two counts of Armed Criminal Action.*
According to court records, Kansas City police were dispatched to the 3900 block of Roanoke in Kansas City and found the victim bleeding from her face and spitting blood. The victim told police her ex-boyfriend, the defendant, had shot her. The defendant, a witness told police, told him that he had shot the victim. The victim was shot twice in her head and had a bullet lodged behind her eye.
Watts will be sentenced at a future hearing.
Assistant Jackson County Prosecuting Attorneys Jill Icenhower and Crispin Rea represented the state of Missouri in prosecuting this case.
For more information, contact:
Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile : (816) 674-3954
*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.