Hearings Rescheduled For Those In First-Degree Murder Case

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Case management hearings for the three defendants in the Roger Patrick Watson murder case are continuing. Watson's body was found on Cracker Jack Mine Road Feb. 20, burned in the trunk of a car.

According to Gila County Attorney Daisy Flores, Thomas Georgatos' case management hearing has been continued to June 25 at 11 a.m. in Payson. Georgatos, 35, was indicted on 11 counts surrounding the death of Roger Patrick Watson -- first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, arson of an occupied structure, hindering prosecution in the first degree, abandonment or concealment of a dead body, tampering with physical evidence, misconduct involving weapons, possession of a dangerous drug and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Defendant Scott B. McGeough's case management hearing was continued to June 18 in Globe. McGeough is charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, arson of an occupied structure, hindering prosecution in the first degree, abandonment or concealment of a dead body and tampering with physical evidence.

The third man involved, William M. Sweatt, also has a continuance for his case management hearing, but a date has not yet been set. He is charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, arson of an occupied structure, hindering prosecution in the first degree, abandonment or concealment of a dead body and tampering with physical evidence.

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