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Accountant Bound for Trial in Angel Murder

Xconomy San Diego — 

Kent Thomas Keigwin, a former certified public accountant, has been ordered to stand trial on charges that include murder for financial gain in connection with the death of John G. Watson, a retired biotech executive and San Diego angel investor whose body was found June 8. Prosecutors presented evidence at a three-day preliminary hearing that Watson was struck by a Taser and strangled, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune. Witnesses also testified that Keigwin posed as Watson while trying to open an account at Scottrade, an online brokerage firm, and attempted to transfer $7.5 million of Watson’s money into it. Superior Court Judge Yvonne Campos ruled that prosecutors had presented enough evidence for the case to go to trial.