Watts to appear in court Tuesday

James Watts, the man suspected of killing two Cairo, Illinois bank employees Thursday, will have a detention hearing in federal court on Tuesday, May 20.

Watts is scheduled for a hearing at 11:30am in the federal courthouse in Benton. He has not been formally charged in the stabbing deaths of Anita Grace and Nita Smith, both 52.  A complaint was filed Friday because Watts is a convicted felon.  Police say Watts had a gun on him when he robbed the First National Bank in Cairo.

Funeral arrangements for Anita Grace will be Tuesday, May 20 from 10am to noon at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms.  A graveside service will follow at Olive Branch Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements for Nita Smith are incomplete with the Wickliffe office of Miler and Orr Funeral Home. A third woman, who was also stabbed, is listed in critical condition.

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