Virginia man accused of gunning down girlfriend

Source: Rockbridge County Sheriff's Office; MEGA

Dec. 13 2021, Published 9:12 a.m. ET

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A Virginia man was charged with killing his girlfriend in a mid-day shooting, authorities said.

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The Rockbridge Regional Public Safety Communications Center received a 911 call about a female in the Hummingbird Lane area of Rockbridge County, Virginia, who had been shot around 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 10.

Deputies responded to the scene and found Katrina Leeann Dudley, 28, of Natural Bridge, dead from an apparent gunshot wound, according to the Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Department.

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Authorities said her boyfriend Jonathan Armstrong Watkins, 34, also from Natural Bridge, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, possession of a firearm by a felon, use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and shooting within an occupied dwelling.

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Police have not said what led to the shooting.

Watkins is being held at the Rockbridge Regional Jail.


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