Suspect arrested for murder of Boardman man - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Updated

Suspect arrested for murder of Boardman man

Posted: Updated:

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - New details have emerged in the murder of a Boardman man.

Twenty-year-old Michael D. Brown of Youngstown appeared by video arraignment in front of Youngstown Judge Elizabeth Kobly to answer to one count of murder in the death of 19-year-old Daniel Watkins.

Judge Kobly ordered Brown jailed on a $250,000 cash bond after authorities say Brown confessed to shooting and killing Watkins on July 25th.

Authorities believe the victim was trying to trade cough syrup and cash for heroin when the deadly shooting happened.

Dana Lantz is the city of Youngstown's Chief Prosecutor and says, "It appears that there may have been some sort of drug transaction after a thorough investigation by the Youngstown Police Department. They interviewed Mr. Brown and he did in fact confess to murder."

Watkins was shot in the chest, and found slumped over inside a parked car, in the driveway of a Loveland Road home in Youngstown.

Family and friends held a vigil to mourn the death of the Boardman High graduate, and pitcher on the varsity baseball team.

But the victim had recently had his own trouble with the law after being arrested and charged with allegedly stealing I Phones from the Boardman YMCA.

Police say Wakins accused killer has now provided specific details about the killing that were never made public.

  • More From wfmj.comMore>>

  • Police: Couple used dog to lure 2 Amish girls

    Police: Couple used dog to lure 2 Amish girls

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:04:19 GMT
    A woman accused along with her boyfriend of abducting and sexually abusing two young Amish sisters is due in court for a preliminary hearing.More >>
    A northern New York couple used a dog to lure two Amish sisters from their family farm stand with a plan to turn them into slaves, an investigator said Thursday.More >>
  • State won't sell naming rights for Ohio Turnpike

    State won't sell naming rights for Ohio Turnpike

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:30:13 GMT
    Ohio will pursue opportunities to collect revenue through sponsorships along the state turnpike but will not sell naming rights for the 241-mile toll road.More >>
    Ohio will pursue opportunities to collect revenue through sponsorships along the state turnpike but will not sell naming rights for the 241-mile toll road.
    More >>
  • Ohio State president meets with band leaders

    Ohio State president meets with band leaders

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:23:42 GMT
    Courtesy:  NBC NewsCourtesy: NBC News
    Student and staff leaders of the Ohio State marching band have met with the university's president to share concerns over the firing of a popular band directorMore >>
    Student and staff leaders of the Ohio State marching band have met with the university's president to share concerns over the firing of a popular band directorMore >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms