Monsters Among Us: Four people charged with the murder of Marka “Willoe” Watkins, then dumping her body in an abandoned well and covered it with concrete


Marka “Willoe” Watkins

Marka Willoe Watkins obituary
Find-A-Grave: Marka Willoe Watkins
Where is Willoe Watkins? Jefferson County 20-year-old disappeared June 15
Ala. Woman Missing for Weeks Is Found Murdered at Bottom of Well — and 2 Men Are Charged
Willoe Watkins found murdered, buried in Tuscaloosa County well; 2 charged
Court documents: ‘Stolen cellphone’ led to Willoe Watkins’ murder
3rd suspect charged with murder, corpse abuse in slaying of Willoe Watkins
4th person jailed in brutal murder of Willoe Watkins
McCalla man convicted in brutal 2019 murder of Willoe Watkins, who was beaten, strangled, dumped in well
Tuscaloosa County jury convicts McCalla man of murder in 2019 killing
McCalla man faces life sentence for role in 2019 killing
Tyler Battles is sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Willoe Watkins
Alabama Man Gets Life in Prison for Murder of Woman Who Was Beaten to Death, Dumped in an Abandoned Well and Covered in Concrete

Defendants
Kendal “Tyler” Battles – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Joseph Brandon Nevels – awaiting trial
Monic Mochell Battles – awaiting trial
Devon Trent Hall – pled guilty, sentenced to 30 years in prison


Monic Mochell Battles

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name:BATTLES, KENDAL TYLER
Custody Status:In Custody
Age:31
Location:Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office
Race:White
Contact Facility:
Offender ID:348683
Gender:Male
Date of Birth:02/08/1990
Additional Information:

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name:NEVELS, JOSEPH BRANDON
Custody Status:In Custody
Age:22
Location:Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office
Race:African American
Contact Facility:
Offender ID:335693
Gender:Male
Date of Birth:07/05/1999
Additional Information:

INMATE INFORMATION

Update: Deanna Null murder *Charles Ray Hicks Jr. convicted of killing and dismembering her; Sentenced to death*


Deanna Null

Body parts found in garbage bags along Interstate in Pennsylvania 1/30/2008 *autopsy results prove it was a woman and she suffered a violent death*
Find-A-Grave: Deanna Marie “Dee” Null
Commonwealth v. Charles Hicks, Jr.
Body Parts Trial Begins In Monroe County
Gruesome photos shown on first day of murder/dismemberment trial
Gruesome new details in torture, dismemberment case
Hicks gets death penalty in Poconos murder
Pennsylvania man convicted of murder, state seeks death penalty
Jury Imposes Death Penalty for Man Who Killed, Dismembered Woman
Jury decides fate of convicted killer Charles Hicks
Notice of Execution Signed for Charles Ray Hicks
Poconos killer Charles Hicks gets death, but he may have dismembered 5 more women
Charles Hicks’ claims of more murders under investigation in Texas
Court upholds Hicks death sentence
Man Sentenced to Death Says He Killed 5 Texas Women

INMATE INFORMATION

Kids That Kill: Rowdy Lee Aguilar charged with the murder and dismemberment of his friend, Ivan Nickolas “Nick” Vetecnik


Ivan Nickolas “Nick” Vetecnik

Nick Vetecnik obituary
‘Gentle giant’ teen killed in Taylorsville remembered for having heart of gold
Police identify 15-year-old victim of Taylorsville homicide
Grisly details released, no motive in death of Taylorsville teen
Taylorsville teen stabbed friend 26 times, then dismembered body, charges say
Utah teen charged with stabbing his friend 26 times, leaving bag of body parts in field
gofundme: Funeral Expenses for Ivan Nickolas Vetecnik
Friend stabs 15-year-old boy 26 times, hides his limbs in trash bags behind home: Reports

Psycho For Love: Matthew Solomon strangled his wife, Lisa Weaver Solomon; He was convicted and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison*


Lisa Weaver Solomon

Matthew Solomon has now been denied parole several times, the last time being September 2015.

Trial Under Way in Murder of Bride
At Solomon Trial, a Focus on Victims’ Rights
Man Is on Trial in Wife’s Slaying One Year to Day After Wedding
Drama at the Solomon Trial
Solomon Found Guilty of Murder
Painful similarities to 1987 murder case (about 2/3 way down first page and on the 2nd page)
Infamous L.I.: The Murder of Lisa Solomon
Matthew Solomon v Commissioner of Correctional Services
State: Matthew Solomon denied parole for seventh time
State: Matthew Solomon gets another parole hearing
Books
Till Death Do Us Part: True Stories of Newlywed Murder Cases

Movies/Documentaries
Happily Never After: Ice Cold Heart
1980’s: The Deadliest Decade: The Newlywed Murder

INMATE INFORMATION

Identifying and Location Information
As of 08/04/12
DIN (Department Identification Number) 89A1381
Inmate Name SOLOMON, MATTHEW
Sex MALE
Date of Birth 12/13/1964
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status IN CUSTODY
Housing / Releasing Facility SING SING
Date Received (Original) 02/10/1989
Date Received (Current) 02/10/1989
Admission Type NEW COMMITMENT
County of Commitment SUFFOLK
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only)

Crimes of Conviction

As of 08/04/12
Crime MURDER
Class 2ND A1

Sentence Terms and Release Dates
Under certain circumstances, an inmate may be released prior to serving his or her minimum term and before the earliest release date shown for the inmate.
As of 08/04/12
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0018 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date 03/2019
Earliest Release Type PAROLE HEARING DATE
Parole Hearing Date 03/2019
Parole Hearing Type REAPPEARANCE
Parole Eligibility Date 01/06/2006
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE

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