Family scuffle breaks out at murderer’s sentencing

Scuffle outside Watson sentencing in Dayton. (WDTN Photo)
Scuffle outside Watson sentencing in Dayton. (WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A Dayton man was sentenced Wednesday for murdering a man and shooting two others.

Lynntonio Watson, 27, will spend 37 years to life in prison for the murder of Martell Gray, 19, in September 2013.

Lynntonio Watson convicted of murder in Montgomery County. (Photo/Montgomery County Jail)
Lynntonio Watson convicted of murder in Montgomery County. (Photo/Montgomery County Jail)

Two others were shot during an exchange at the Whitney Young Estates on Germantown Pike.

Watson asked for leniency, but got none.

“I know deep in my heart I’m not guilty, I wonder if you could show a little sympathy and to the Moots family, I am not the one who killed yall’s son,” said Watson in court.

We’re told a scuffle broke out between the families before and after the sentencing. Five people were taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct.

Watson’s attorney says he will appeal the sentence.

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