Watson murder case headed to grand jury

Published 3:42 pm Thursday, February 6, 2014

By GINNY COOPER/ Staff writer

CALERA—A Calera man’s first-degree murder charge has been bound over to a Shelby County grand jury to take up during the next available session.




Demetrius Raishand Watson, 22, is accused of killing 40-year-old Lisa Langston of Chilton County with a handgun Dec. 5, 2013.

Calera police found Langston dead of a gunshot wound on Slab Hill Road in Calera on Dec. 5. Watson was arrested the following day.

Watson’s case was bound over to a grand jury Feb. 5. The grand jury will review the details of the charges during an upcoming session, and will determine if the charges should be upheld or not. 

Watson was held in the Shelby County Jail until Dec. 7 when he posted bond, which was set at $75,000.

Murder is a Class A felony. If convicted, Watson could face between 10 and 99 years in prison.