Daughter of former Tucson fire captain takes stand in murder trial

Daughter of former Tucson fire captain takes stand in murder trial
David Watson. (Source: Tucson News Now)
David Watson. (Source: Tucson News Now)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The trial of the Tucson man accused of killing three women more than 10 years ago continued Friday with testimony from his daughter.

David Watson, a former fire captain, is accused of killing his ex-wife Linda Watson, her mother Marilyn Cox and Cox's friend Renee Farnsworth.

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Prosecutors claim Watson killed the women over child custody disputes.

Jordynn Watson is now 20 years old.

She was four when her mother, Linda, disappeared in 2000.

She took the stand Friday afternoon, called by the prosecution.

Jordynn Watson said she did not remember much about the time around when her mother disappeared.

She was seven when her grandmother, Marilyn Cox, and Renee Farnsworth were gunned down after dropping Jordynn off at David Watson's home in 2003.

Jordynn testified she did not remember much about that time either.

The prosecution showed jurors a videotape of a Pima County Sheriff's detective interviewing the then-seven-year-old one day after her grandmother was murdered.

Watson's lawyers have claimed the case against their client isn't very strong.

Watson, who pleaded not guilty last year, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder.

The trial began Tuesday, Oct. 4, with jury selections and was expected to last up to six weeks.

This is not a death penalty case.

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TIME LINE

Linda Watson disappeared in August 2000.

Three years later, a body was found in the desert but authorities were not able to identify it.

Also in 2003, Cox and Farnsworth were shot and killed at Cox's home on the northwest side of Tucson.

In 2011, the body found in the desert was identified as Linda Watson.

David Watson was arrested in 2015.

Murder trial began on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2016.

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