Archive Links

Consumer Archive
CU System Archive
Market Archive
Products Archive
Washington Archive

News Now

CU System
Second man convicted in armored-car guards death
DETROIT (11/28/11)--A second man was convicted  Tuesday of first-degree murder in the shooting death of an armored-car guard  during a $204,000 holdup at an ATM outside Dearborn FCU (now DFCU Financial) in Detroit in 2001.

Kevin Watson, 41, was convicted  of killing Norman "Anthony" Stephens, 30, who was delivering money to ATMs on Dec. 14, 2001, when six men committed the robbery. Stephens, the father of six, was shot twice and died at the scene.

Witnesses testified that Watson and codefendant Timothy O'Reilly, 37, had shot Stephens. In August 2010, O'Reilly was convicted in the murder and was formally sentenced to life without parole last February. He had faced the death penalty, but the jury could not reach the unanimous agreement required on who pulled the trigger (News Now Feb. 10 and Aug. 27, 2010). O'Reilly's death penalty case was rare, because Michigan was the first state to abolish capital punishment in 1846. However, the penalty can still be imposed in federal trials. 

Watson faces a mandatory life in prison sentence. He is the second of five suspects in the robbery to be convicted of murder. A sixth suspect is deceased (News Now Aug. 27, 2010).


RSS print
News Now LiveWire
.@wpcu battles Speedway in round 3 of Dayton Brand Madness via @DBJnews http://t.co/EbQL5f9be8
1 hours ago
New at #NewsNow: Fed regulators approve new #QRM rule. http://t.co/Bdz5q43xjZ
2 hours ago
#NewsNow New league award honors Commitment to Cooperation http://t.co/OPt97flShn
3 hours ago
.@Fiserv renews $250K benefactor commitment to @fileneresearch #NewsNow #System http://t.co/tRrfmLNv0n
4 hours ago
#NewsNow Debit card use wanes due to security fears http://t.co/RK6WolpxpT
4 hours ago