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Murder-Assault In McCreary County

Date of News Release: 05/17/2006

(LONDON, KY) - On Wednesday May 16, 2006 Kentucky State Police received a complaint at the S&L Gas Station located on Highway 92.

Nathan Edward and Matthew Cordell confronted Willie and Daniel Watson at the S&L Gas Station in Pine Knot about an alleged burglary. According to the investigation both parties produced ball bats. The father Edward Cordell pulled a glock 9mm and shot both Willie and Daniel Watson. Willie Watson suffered a gunshot wound and later died at Scott County Tennessee Hospital. Daniel Watson was transferred to the University Of Tennessee Medical Center.

Edward Cordell was arrested and charged with murder and Assault 1st. Neither Nathan nor Matthew Cordell has been located at this time.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Craig Reed is in charge of the investigation. Assisting at the scene was Troopers Jason Browning and Phillip Hayes. Also assisting was McCreary County Sheriffs Department, McCreary County E.M.S. and, the Pine Knot Fire Department.

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