(KMOV.com) – A federal grand jury indicted a man who is accused of robbing a bank and killing two employees in Cairo, Il.
Police said James Watts, 29, entered the First National Bank of Cairo through a side door on Thursday at 5:15 p.m. armed with a knife and a handgun. The robbery occurred May 18.
While inside the bank, Watts allegedly stabbed the branch’s president, Anita Jo Grace of Olive Branch, and teller Nita Jo Smith, who both died. A third worker was also stabbed but has been released from the hospital.
Police say Watts was later tracked down in a car that was owned by one of the women.
If convicted, Watts would be eligible for the death penalty.