Friday, February 1, 2013
Jurors took less than two hours to find Nkosi Thandiwe guilty in the shooting of three women in Midtown.
Nkosi Thandiwe has been sentenced to life without parole for the shooting of three women in Midtown during July 2011, including the death of Brittney Watts from Roswell. There was no rejoicing or tears visible when the verdict was announced in the courtroom, just a general sense of sadness. Brian Watts, the husband of the woman who died in the shooting spree, testified during Thursday afternoon's sentencing hearing that he lost his soulmate the day his wife was killed. "I'm truly lost," he said. "I realize that the worst day of my life has passed, but I also realize the best days of my life are passed." Other members of the Watts family asked the judge to impose the maximum sentence of life without parole. "We lost a part of our heart, …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Reports are that the former security guard, who allegedly killed Roswell's Brittney Watts in July 2011, took the stand Wednesday and said he was upset at the way black people were treated by whites.
Nkosi Thandiwe, the former security guard on trial for the 2011 Midtown shooting that killed Roswell's Brittney Watts and left another paralyzed, took the stand in his own defense Wednesday and confessed to the shooting. WGCL-TV reported that on Day 2 of the trail Thandiwe testified that he snapped and was upset about the way white people treated black people. The news station’s reporter, Tony McNary, was at the Fulton County Courthouse and tweeted Wednesday, “Man on trial for Midtown murder and shooting two other women said his spiritual views about the world and how whites treated blacks changed during his last 2yrs in college.” Thandiwe had pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges connected to the July 2011 shooting spree at the …
Monday, July 25, 2011
Nkosi Thandiwe, who worked as a security guard, is charged in the triple shooting that killed one woman and left another paralyzed.
The security guard accused of shooting three women in Midtown just over a week ago, killed Brittney Watts of Roswell and leaving another paralyzed, is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation, according to his lawyer. The attorney, Ricky Richardson, told Patch last Thursday that the evaluation of suspect NkosiThandiwe, 22, is likely to force the postponement of a scheduled appearance by his client in Fulton County Magistrate Court on July 29. “I think the case will be continued until there is a medical evaluation that is appropriate in this case,” Richardson said. “And pending the medical professionals’ findings, we will proceed to our next step.” Thandiwe is charged with murder in the shooting of Brittany Watts, 26, of Decatur, in the …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Services were held at Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church this morning, Tuesday, July 19.
UPDATED: July 20, 11:18 a.m. - Hundreds turned out for the funeral services held Tuesday morning at the Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church for Brittney Watts, the 26-year-old woman fatally shot in Midtown Atlanta on Friday. From the somber atmosphere, it was apparent that the loss of Watts - a native of Roswell and graduate of both Roswell High School and the University of Georgia - had a significant impact on her hometown of Roswell. The woman friends say was always so positive and upbeat had only recently returned to the Atlanta area, moving into a Decatur neighborhood with her husband. Roswell High School Principal Jerome Huff said he was incredibly saddened by Watts death, which he learned of upon returning home from vacation this …
Questions linger as to why the 26-year-old Brittney Watts was shot Friday by a security guard.
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- Amy Wenk
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Friends and family will gather today to celebrate the life of an "always positive, always upbeat" 26-year-old woman who was killed in a triple shooting last Friday in Midtown. The funeral service for Brittney Watts is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Alpharetta. A native of Roswell, Watts graduated from the University of Georgia in 2007 with a degree in advertising. She recently moved back to Atlanta with her husband, Brian, when her company 22squared transferred her to their Midtown office. It was there at The Proscenium building where she was gunned down in the parking garage last week. Police have charged a security guard, Nkosi Thandiwe, 22, with murder in her death. Questions remain if Watts was …