American Legion murder suspect released on $150,000 bond

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 1:21pm

The man charged with murdering another person at the American Legion post in Henderson early Sunday has been released from jail.

At around 12:20 a.m., on the 600 block of Sand St. In Henderson, Joe Watley, 60, of Henderson, allegedly shot Roy Lee Moore, 53, of Henderson, multiple times in his upper body. The victim later died at a Kilgore hospital from his wounds.

Witnesses on scene told police that the man and the shooter had both been attending a function at the American Legion.

Watley, who is charged with murder, was released from the Rusk County Jail Tuesday on $150,000 bond.

According to their website, The American Legion is "the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans."

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