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For Immediate Release

January 21, 2015 Danny Shelton, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Middle District of Tennessee (615) 736-5417
Nashville Marshals Capture Accused Child Killer

Brentwood, TN – The man accused of shooting a thirteen-year-old girl as she lay sleeping in Lebanon has been apprehended in Brentwood, Tennessee yesterday by U.S. Marshals and Brentwood Police. Joseph C. Hendry II was arrested in a room at the Extended Stay America Hotel on Church Street. U.S. Marshals in Nashville received information that Hendry may be in the area. They knocked on the hotel room door, and Hendry eventually answered.

Hendry is accused of shooting into a house on January 5, 2015, where C’Asia Watkins was sleeping. Watkins was not the intended target of the shooting, but a motive for the homicide is unclear. C’Asia Watkins died on January 8, 2015.

Joseph Hendry II is charged in Lebanon, Tennessee with first degree murder, criminal attempt to commit first degree murder, and 4 counts of aggravated assault. He was booked into the Wilson County Jail in Lebanon after questioning by Brentwood Police.

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