The day following a targeted homicide a police officer watches over the crime scene at a Terrace townhouse complex. (Brittany Gervais photo)

30-year old woman charged in Scott Avenue homicide

Mila-Ann Watts faces charges of second-degree murder and attempted murder

A Terrace woman has been charged in what police described as a targeted homicide in a Scott Avenue townhouse.

Mila-Ann J. Watts, 30, appeared in court on Tuesday, Aug. 7. She faces charges of second-degree murder in the death of 59-year old Nancy Morgan. Watts has also been charged with the attempted murder of another woman on scene at the time of the incident.

Terrace RCMP were called to a townhouse on the 4500-block of Scott Avenue just before 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 2, where they discovered a 33-year old woman suffering from serious but non-life threatening injuries. Morgan was discovered deceased inside the residence. Watts was still on scene and taken into custody. Police say all three women were known to each other and believe this to be an isolated incident.

READ MORE: Police investigating suspected targeted homicide in Terrace

A second-degree murder conviction carries a sentence of life imprisonment with parole eligibility in 10 to 25 years.

Defence lawyer Tony Lagemaat spoke to the Terrace Standard on behalf of the family.

“They are supporting Ms. Watts one hundred per cent through this, and at this point they know very little,” Lagemaat said over the phone.

Watts’ next court appearance is scheduled for August 17.


 


brittany@terracestandard.com

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