Good Samaritan Killed Helping Woman
Investigator Testified Three Men Opened Fire On Richard Watson's Vehicle
Richard Watson was one of ten children and described as a quiet man who stayed in his own lane. When the Good Samaritan allegedly saw a woman being pummeled outside a Cusseta Road duplex he stopped to help. Police say his kind gesture cost him his life.
Frankie Walker made his first appearance in Recorder’s Court charged with the murder of Richard Watson. A homicide detective told the judge police discovered the 60 year old victim unresponsive inside his vehicle on the scene littered with dozens of shell casings and that multiple witnesses saw the incident from start to finish. Witnesses told police that Watson saw Frankie Walker and two others beating a woman when he stopped to help.
All three men opened fire on Watson inside his vehicle. “And it was horrifying for somebody to do a human being like they did my brother. He was always trying to protect people you know had a very good heart,” the victim’s sister told First News after the hearing.
Walker’s defense attorney Stacey Jackson appeared to acknowledge his client was present on the scene but denied he participated in the murder. “He had no weapon, did not fire any weapon,” Jackson said.
Outside friends and family of the victim struggled to come to terms with the stunning details just revealed in court. “I’m speechless. I don’t know what I can say. I still not believe today that he’s gone. I still do not believe it,” Jon Filip said. Watson had just started working as a bail bondsmen with Filip a week before the deadly shooting.
Two other men who allegedly shot at Watson’s new BMW are still at large. Police have not identified the other suspects publicly but have secured warrants for their arrest.