Chilling Testimony Emerges In Royal Oak Murder; Victim Cried In Pain

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Tonia Watson in court. (WWJ Photo/Pat Sweeting)

Tonia Watson in court. (WWJ Photo/Pat Sweeting)

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ROYAL OAK (WWJ) – Frightening testimony emerged Tuesday as a man and woman were arraigned in the brutal murder of 80-year-old Nancy Dailey of Royal Oak.

Forty-year-old Tonia Watson and 48-year-old Alan Wood were arraigned on murder and a string of other charges in connection with the November 20th slaying of Dailey, who was found bound to a chair with her throat slit in her home. The suspects face life in prison if convicted of first-degree murder, which they face among  a slew of other charges.

Royal Oak Detective Carl Baretto detailed in court what  Watson told him about the crime:

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Tonia Watson and Alan Wood

” … Watson then stated that Wood left Dailey crying in pain on the floor – Watson stated that Wood pulled out and unfolded his knife and told her, “you know what I have to do.” Watson said she knew that Wood was going to kill Nancy Daily because she would be able to identfy them. Watson then said that Wood used his knife to cut Nancy Daily’s throat and stab her in the neck,” Baretto read in court.

Watson and Wood face preliminary exams Friday in Royal Oak District Court.

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