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Suspect in Christine Munro cold case murder makes first court appearance

The man charged last week for the 1995 murder of Christine Munro made his first court appearance on Tuesday.

Posted: Nov 18, 2020 11:29 AM
Updated: Nov 18, 2020 11:34 AM

REDDING, Calif. – The man charged last week for the 1995 murder of Christine Munro made his first court appearance on Tuesday.

The Shasta County District Attorney said James Watkins did not enter a plea Tuesday. Watkins, who was serving time in a Texas prison, was brought back to Northern California last week and charged for the murder of the Redding mother.

RELATED: Redding Police make arrest in cold case of 1995 murder

Watkins was 17 at the time of the crime. The DA said her office is working to bring the case from the juvenile court to adult court.

This is a developing story. Action News Now will keep you updated with new information on-air and online.

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