Calera man pleads not guilty to murder in December death of Clanton woman

Published 3:30 pm Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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A Calera man indicted on a murder charge in the December 2013 shooting death of a Clanton woman pleaded not guilty on Monday.

Demetrius Raishaud Watson, 22, of Calera, filed a waiver of arraignment Monday after his arraignment was scheduled for 8:30 a.m. in Shelby County Circuit Court in Columbiana.

Watson is accused of intentionally causing the death of Lisa Langston, 40, of Clanton, by shooting her on Dec. 5, 2013, according to court records filed May 13 in Shelby County Circuit Court.

Officers from the Calera Police Department responded to an incident on Slab Hill Road in Calera on Dec. 5 where they found Langston dead of a gunshot wound in a yard next to Slab Hill Road.

Authorities arrested Watson on Dec. 6. He posted a $75,000 bond and was later released from the Shelby County Jail.

In court documents, Watson lists his home address on Slab Hill Road.

Murder is a class A felony. If convicted, Watson could face between 10 and 99 years in prison.