Evidence Hearing Held For Accused Murderer

Evidence Hearing Held For Accused Murderer

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The court hearings continue for a Watertown man charged with second-degree murder.

Christopher Swem was in Jefferson County Court Tuesday morning, as law enforcement witnesses were called and evidence was submitted.

Swem was arrested last August for allegedly stabbing 30 year old Shawndell Anderson several times in the torso at a Moulton Street home.

He will appear in county court again March 27.

In addition to second-degree murder, Swem was indicted on counts of first- and second-degree assault, third- and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and two counts of tampering with physical evidence.

According to the indictment, Swem stabbed Anderson with "a sharp instrument capable of causing severe injury or death."

The indictment accused Swem of hiding the weapon as well as the clothing and shoes he was wearing during the stabbing.

One of Anderson's family members said the stabbing was the end result of a fight over a TV that had been knocked over during a house party.

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