A prisoner at a California prison killed two fellow inmates convicted for child molestation. 41-year-old Jonathan Watson feels no regret about killing them. He believes he “did everyone a favor.”
Also, being convicted for murder and serving a life sentence, he admitted to the Bay Area News Group that he has no regrets about killing two more.
Watson Warned His Counsellor In Advance
USA Today reported that Watson had informed his counselor that he might havebecome violent prior to the incident. This incident took place at the California Substance Abuse Facility and State Prison in Corcoran, California.
Although Watson’s counsellor was warned that this might happen, nothing was done about it.
The two men who became Watson’s victims, David Bobb, 48, and Graham De Luis-Conti, 62, were clubbed over the head. Both of them were serving time in prison for sex crimes against children.
Watson was triggered when Bobb turned on a children’s TV program in a common area. He believed that Bobb did that on purpose to taunt him.
Bobb died the same day he was hit while Graham died three days later at a hospital.
Watson Knew Himself Better Than His Counsellor
It seems Watson understood his own makeup better than anyone else. His security clearance was changed a few days before the attack to allow him a little more freedom.
He had protested the move saying that moving him to a lower-security dorm pod at the prison facility was “careless.” He obviously turned out to be right.
He did not just protest the move verbally, he had written proof of his feelings.
Torture From Sharing A Pod With A Child Molester
Watson explained that six days after he arrived at the lower-security pod, a convicted molester moved into the pod and started watching a children’s TV program he believed to be a sick joke. He wrote in a letter:
“I could not sleep having not done what every instinct told me I should have done right then and there, so I packed all of my things because I knew one way or another, the situation would be resolved the following day.”
He then approached his counselor and told him that he needed to be moved “before I really [expletive] one of these dudes up.” But, the counselor “scoffed and dismissed” him.
Watson, hence, took matters into his own hands. He beat up one child molester and decided to turn himself in. On his way, he met “a known child trafficker,” and he figured he would just do everyone a favor. He added, “in for a penny, in for a pound.”
After the incidents, the authorities segregated him while investigating the matter.