EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) -- An unsealed court document shows that a man accused of killing two Illinois bank workers and critically wounding a third during a botched robbery attempt—stabbing one of them more than 50 times—may have had some help.
The FBI alleges, in a search warrant application made public, that James Watts was heard by the bungled holdup’s survivor and seen on the Cairo bank’s surveillance video talking to someone on a two-way radio during the heist.
The radio later was found in Watts’ alleged getaway vehicle.
The FBI wrote in the warrant application that other possible suspects may be at large.
Watts is charged with attempted armed bank robbery resulting in death and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.