The Georgia teen who strangled his sister during an altercation over the wi-fi password has been sentenced to life in prison.
Kevon Watkins’ trial said he was angry in February 2018 when he came home from school and changed his family’s Wi-Fi password because sharing the connection made it too slow on his Xbox.
Alexus Watkins, 19, argued with her brother after he confronted their mother as she tried to take the video game system out of his room, according to testimony at the teen’s trial and 911 calls the day of the killing.
Kevon Watkins put his sister in a chokehold and didn’t let go for more than 10 minutes until police arrived, according to testimony reported by The Macon Telegraph.
Kevon Watkins’ lawyer asked for a bench trial, and Bibb County Superior Court Judge Verda Colvin said she found him guilty of murder instead of voluntary manslaughter because his 13-year-old brother tried to get him to stop choking their sister.
“In those 10 minutes, she had to have stopped moving. Perhaps that wasn’t noticed by the defendant because he was still angry,” Colvin said.
Two lives lost over something so meaningless. How sad.