Friday, June 10, 2011

Stabbing death of homeless man caught on video

The stabbing death of Paul Anthony Bowlin was captured on video by a Winston-Salem business.

The video shows Bowlin, 44, walking casually in front of the business. A man in a striped shirt runs up behind him. The victim turns at the last minute and holds his arms out to the side, in a manner as if he's asking something like "What's the matter?"

The atacker has a knife or some sharp object in his right hand. He doesn't break stride as he approaches the other man, punching him with his left hand, then making an uppercut motion with his right hand as the victim reels backward.

That's where the clip ends, as the two men reach a part of the parking lot that slopes down toward a creek. Bowlin's body was discovered by passers-by just before 6 a.m. at the bottom of the parking lot.

Derrick Bernard Watson, 40, has been charged with first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon. He is being held in the Forsyth County Jail with no bond allowed.

Red the Winston-Salem Journal report here.


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