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Interim Report of the Providence County Grand Jury (Reported October 20, 2017)

Please note: An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. The U.S. Constitution guarantees that a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

Howard Watson (age 59) 50 Jefferson Street Pawtucket, RI P1-2017-2995AG

The Providence County Grand Jury reported out a secret indictment charging Howard Watson with one count of murder, one count of discharging a firearm while committing a crime of violence, and one count of possession of a firearm without a license.

On or about July 31, 2017, Howard allegedly shot and killed 34-year-old Mackenzie Irons near the Chad Brown housing complex in Providence. The Providence Police conducted the investigation.

Watson was arrested on a warrant by Providence Police on Friday, October 20, 2017. He was arraigned today in Providence County Superior Court before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause and ordered held without bail.

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