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    Warren Watson Indicted in Murder of Lakewood Attorney Claudia Miller

    First Judicial District Attorney Peter Weir announced today that a grand jury has returned an 18-count indictment against Warren Dale Watson, DOB: 11-16-60, for the murder of Lakewood attorney Claudia Miller.

    Lakewood police were called to the law office of Claudia Miller at 445 Union Street on the evening of March 5, 2013. The building’s cleaning crew found Claudia Miller’s body in a storage room.

    According to court records, Warren Watson had an appointment to meet Claudia Miller at her office at 4:30 on March 5. He had called to say he would be late. This was the first time Watson and Miller had met.

    Warren Watson became a person of interest after he was identified on a surveillance camera using Claudia Miller’s credit cards on the night of March 5, just hours after she was murdered.

    Investigators learned that Watson was on parole and had been since February 19, 2013. His parole agreement prohibited him from leaving state.

    He was arrested in Boise, Idaho on March 8.

    Watson is accused of sexually assaulting and murdering Claudia Miller. He is also accused of stealing her car, credit cards and other personal belongings.

    Watson has been indicted on the following counts:

    • 1 count First Degree Murder – after deliberation;
    • 1 count First Degree Murder – felony murder, sexual assault; 
    • 1 count First Degree Murder – felony murder, robbery;
    • 2 counts Sexual Assault (F2) – serious bodily injury, weapon;
    • 1 count Sexual Assault (F3) – force;
    • 2 counts Aggravated Robbery (F3); 
    • 7 counts Identity Theft (F4); 
    • 1 count Tampering with Evidence (F6); and
    • 1 count Escape (F3).

    Watson is being held without bond at the Jefferson County Detention Center. His first court appearance will be 9:00 on March 26 in Division 12.

    Pam Russell
    DA Public Information

    March 25, 2013

    Warren Watson

    Last Updated: 6-7-2013
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