Davenport man sentenced to 50 years in prison, with no parole until 35 years, for murder of mother | Local Crime & Courts

A Davenport guy was sentenced to 50 years in jail on a second-degree murder charge in connection with his mom’s death.

McKinsley Steven Watson, 38, was initially charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of his mom, Victoria Watson, 59, on May 21, 2020. Watson accepted a plea arrangement in October and pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

Under Iowa law, second-degree murder is a Class B felony that brings a necessary sentence of 50 years in jail, 70% of which, or 35 years, should be served prior to parole can be given. McKinsley Watson will likewise be needed to pay $150,000 in victim restitution. 

Davenport authorities were sent out the 600 block of 63rd Street at 4:46 a.m. to examine a call about an unresponsive woman. Paramedics with the Davenport Fire Department likewise reacted to the scene and pronounced the lady dead.

According to the affidavit submitted by Davenport Authorities Cpl. Greg Lalla, McKinsley Watson attacked his mom, Victoria Watson, triggering her death.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.