Dwayne Bahe and David Watson Waive Preliminary Hearings; Face Amended Charges In Fatal Brawl Case
The case involving two Arizona men accused of being involved in a fight that resulted in the death of another man is moving to district court, although both are now facing different charges.
Thirty-six year old Dwayne Bahe and 42-year old David Watson Junior have waived their preliminary hearings.
They each face amended charges of three counts of aggravated assault, while Watson faces one additional count of accessory after the fact.
Casper Police say earlier in November, there was a fight at a hotel on the 900 block of West Yellowstone.
Gary Jefferson of New Mexico died of injuries sustained in the brawl, while Kameron Begay went to the hospital to be treated for his injuries.
Witnesses told police that all the men involved had been drinking earlier and someone had made disrespectful comments to another.
Both Bahe and Watson claim self-defense, and attempted to leave the state, but before they crossed the state line, they were contacted by investigators, and then turned around, returned to Casper and turned themselves in.
Bahe and Watson are each being held on $40,000 bond awaiting trial, and could face up to 10 years in prison on each aggravated assault charge, and up to three years in prison, on the accessory after the fact charge, if convicted.