Death investigation underway in Bloun...

Death investigation underway in Blount County

There are 57 comments on the NBC13.com story from Jun 18, 2009, titled Death investigation underway in Blount County. In it, NBC13.com reports that:

An investigation is underway to determine how a Blount County man died. Coroner John Mark Vaughn tells NBC13HD News the body of Michael Shannon Watkins, 37, was found in his home on St.

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Amused

Oneonta, AL

#43 Oct 21, 2009
Back to my desk at the police department? You're cute. Thats really the best you've got?

I'm not affiliated with those jokers downtown.I do not know any of them or anyone associated with them. All I am saying is, sitting here whining and crying and trying to start an online revolution is doing NOTHING.

All you conspiracy theorists need to focus your attempts in the real world, with real facts if you intend to make a difference at all.
Concered Cuz

Cleveland, OH

#44 Oct 21, 2009
Amused.....exactly why are you participating in this forum?? If you don't like the supposed "whining" then don't read the posts......you're doing NOTHING but stirring up trouble.

On a different note, has anyone in the Oneonta area heard anything at all about Shannon Watkins murder????
Stop Corruption Now

United States

#45 Oct 21, 2009
Concened Cuz...no, not a word that I know of. And I think Amused needs to mind it's own business...this is a lot more than an online revolution.
wake up

Oneonta, AL

#46 Oct 22, 2009
Concerned Cuz, I haven't heard anything either. I'm sorry. I know the frustration. Stay Safe Cuz!
Amused,
I have typed and erased, typed and erased a dozen times while trying to reply to your last comment. It's hard not to lose my cool because you mock and belittle not only my pain and fear, but my KIDS pain and fear and that infuriates me. So I've decided that I can no longer respond to your childish taunts.
Stop Corruption,
:) Although I can no longer bring myself to respond to Amused; I CAN, however, still take pleasure in reading your response. Stay safe!

EVERYONE--Be safe!!
Another Cuz

Oneonta, AL

#47 Jan 4, 2010
I am also a cousin of Shannon. I have asked the OPD Chief and investigator several times and the always say the same thing "WE ARE CLOSE" but they wont say close to what. I think they dropped the ball big time due to lack of experience, training and resources.
Cuz

Cleveland, OH

#48 Jan 4, 2010
The last thing we heard before Christmas was they had a suspect but they needed a little more evidence before they could make an arrest. Something was mentioned too about this person may have murdered 4 people. Are you freakin' kidding me???? Not enough evidence?? I'm certain the Blounty County and/or Oneonta PD dropped the ball and didn't have a clue what they were doing. The thing is, they should have called in the State ABI to help with this case. I have seriously been thinking about calling the State Attorney General's office to see if I couldn't lite a fire under somebody. This is getting ridiculous. The statistics are if the murder isn't solved within the first 48 hours the chances of it ever being solved go down about 50% for each month that passes. I should give ole Nancy Grace or 48 hours murder mystery a call. Little towns hate to get embarassed on national TV :D
wake up

Oneonta, AL

#49 Jan 14, 2010
Cuz wrote:
I have seriously been thinking about calling the State Attorney General's office to see if I couldn't lite a fire under somebody.
You are absolutely right! This is what you should do. Call, write, email AG Troy King for help and don't let up. It may take 3-4 weeks to get any kind of reply from his office but you will hear back from them and if it seems that they too are dragging their feet, continue to make contact. The important thing is to keep reminding them that to you, this isn't just a "case", that your cousin was a real person with people who loved him and that you and your entire family are victims of this heinous crime.
My heart goes out to you and you and your family are in my prayers. As I'm sure you have read, my family and I are dealing with a very similar issue and I know how difficult, frustrating and frightening it can be. Stay Safe Everyone!
tired of it

Oneonta, AL

#50 Feb 24, 2010
Stop Corruption Now wrote:
Concened Cuz...no, not a word that I know of. And I think Amused needs to mind it's own biusiness...this is a lot more than an online revolution.
i know 2 well how opd handles things.they have been called 2 many times 4 dv on my daughter & boyfriend now husband.one female cussed my daughter out,said she had 2min. 2 get here stuff out or she'd toss it in the f!@#in street 4 her.both have had marks on their body.i talked 2 the cheif about this to no avail
tire of dumbasses

Palmer, TX

#51 Apr 12, 2010
you sound as if you have seen a lot of addics.probly one your self.law enforcement cant do it all.maybe you should become a officer.no you probly couldnt get your fat ass in the academy and complete the coarse.dumb ass
WOW

Altoona, AL

#52 May 2, 2010
sick of it wrote:
I agree with Susie 100%. Everytime I go out in Oneonta to stores, etc I see obvious meth addicts, you can spot them...dirty, covered in sores, thin, crazy looking.
Law enforcement in a huge joke here
It is amazing to me that when the police do something yall think that they abuse their power and when they do nothing it is because they are lazy or a "huge joke" YOU PEOPLE WILL NEVER BE HAPPY!
wake up

Oneonta, AL

#53 May 5, 2010
tire of dumbasses wrote:
you sound as if you have seen a lot of addics.probly one your self.law enforcement cant do it all.maybe you should become a officer.no you probly couldnt get your fat ass in the academy and complete the coarse.dumb ass
First of all, tired of dumbasses, maybe you should learn how to spell and punctuate before calling ANYONE a dumbass. Really now, how much of an impact did that post really make? LOL!
Second, addicts(which is what I think you meant) is not the topic here. The topic is MURDER and what our law enforcement is or isn't doing about it.
Please be a bit more respectful of the grieving family members posting here.
Granny from Seattle

Seattle, WA

#54 May 11, 2010
It wasn't much to look at & only had one traffic light, but Oneonta in the 1950s was safe. It was the sort of place where you would want to raise your kids. On Saturday, a little neighbor boy and I would walk to town to see a double feature western movie at the theatre. We had 25 cents each so we weren't happy when movies went up to 11 cents. On the way home, we stopped at Miller's drug store and used the change we had left to share a choc. soda. We walked home, down the streets lined with farmers and local black men just standing around shooting the bull. It must have been some sight to them, an ivory-skinned pair of blonde kids, myself 9 and my friend with all the freckles was 7. Mother told me that we were probably in the safest place in the world right then. I guess we were.
realist

Oneonta, AL

#55 May 13, 2010
TAX REVENUE.
metoo

United States

#56 Nov 20, 2014
sick of it wrote:
I agree with Susie 100%. Everytime I go out in Oneonta to stores, etc I see obvious meth addicts, you can spot them...dirty, covered in sores, thin, crazy looking.
Law enforcement in a huge joke here
There is no true law in blount from the plain officer to the crcuit judge lived here all my life catch a dope dealer he tells on his buddies they cut em free to keep doin wat he was allready doin then we he runs out of people to narc on they re arrest him lock him up in d block until all his buddies he told on get sent south then they put em in c block to let em kno wat goes on in there after a few more convictions from inside the jail time for the narc to go down south were he will be beaten to death for all he has told the police or locked away ten years the cycle starts all over again. Shit aint that hard to figure out law in blount county shit lazy fuckers in expensive suits with a gun and free car is wat law in blount county is and if anybody doesnt like what i have said two words fuck you
scared to use real name

Birmingham, AL

#57 May 12, 2015
Suzie wrote:
I have been living here for 10 years. I know that the meth epidemic is nation wide but here in blount county, it stuns me to see how many of the people arrested for meth use get right back out with no time spent, including people who have multiple arrest. Drug users are responsible for a lot of our crime. They steal to support their habit. It is a shame that tax payers money is spent to arrest these people just to see them easily back out on the street the next day. If they were just hurting themselves it would be one thing, but a lot of them buy their next fix by helping to sell the stuff, and help make it available to our kids. I feel that these criminals need to be locked up for a year or more and not let out so easily. They also know how to pass the drug test that the probation officers give them, this is a fact.
They are put back on the streets so they can set up people for the police force. The drugs that are confiscated are what is used during the set up operations. Also, I know of 1 person immediately who's numerous arrests are nowhere to be found (even in the private system the courts use). They don't really have to take drug tests...it's said they do to make people think the cops aren't letting criminals do their job. Research the investigation where money & drugs magically disappeared from Blount. Maybe an honest officer is the 1 who noticed the missing items & the good ole boys club almost got caught. I speak from 1st hand experience, btw. But I am not the meth head, just one who got set up.
scared to use real name

Birmingham, AL

#58 May 12, 2015
Amused wrote:
Let me be clear, I was not mocking anyone's death, I would never do such. I understand its a difficult situation.
Some of the folks in here, however, want to make (and not necessarily just with this case) a conspiracy theory out of anything that ever happens here. I'm not taking up for/knocking anyone just saying, if you're that unsatisfied, run for office. Crying about it on a discussion board isn't getting jack done.
When u experience, 1st hand, the depth of this corruption, don't b surprised cause u were told. Also, people who disagree with the good ole boys club could NEVER b "voted" in because it would not b allowed by the people who count those votes.
scared to use real name

Birmingham, AL

#59 May 12, 2015
Amused wrote:
Back to my desk at the police department? You're cute. Thats really the best you've got?
I'm not affiliated with those jokers downtown.I do not know any of them or anyone associated with them. All I am saying is, sitting here whining and crying and trying to start an online revolution is doing NOTHING.
All you conspiracy theorists need to focus your attempts in the real world, with real facts if you intend to make a difference at all.
God help u that u never see the "real facts" 1st hand. I have seen it & would b scared for my life to go against that club alone!

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