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Aug 7, 2012 3:29 AM

Step-Sons Troubled Past In Deputy Jailer Shooting

LEX 18 has learned more about the man accused of killing his step-father. Jonathon Watkins, 31, is charged in the death of Magoffin County Deputy Jailer Albert Bloomfield.

Friends say Watkins was at his step-father's house when he shot Bloomfield.

LEX 18 has learned that Watkins has a troubled past that includes fleeing and evading police, wanton endangerment and assault charges.

Watkins' attorney says he may have acted under extreme mental duress at the time of the shooting.

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