Man Accused Of Murdering Woman In 1995 Will Stand Trial In June

Trial dates have been set for the man accused of murdering a woman in Redding 25 years ago. In June of 1995, Christine Munro, a 37-year-old nurse and mother of four, was jogging on the Sacramento River Trail when someone pulled her into the bushes, assaulted her and slashed her throat. A DNA sample from under Munro’s fingernails led to the arrest of 42-year-old James Watkins in a Texas prison. He was just 17-years-old when he lived in Redding in 1995 so he’s not eligible for the death penalty, but he could get life without the possibility of parole. He’s charged with first degree murder with 4 special allegations. On Monday a judge ordered the trial to begin on June 15th.