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Joe Wayne Watson

A Corsicana man is in jail on manslaughter charges following the death of his wife.

Joe Wayne Watson, 65, of Corsicana is being held at the Navarro County Justice Center. His bond is set at $150,000.

According to the Corsicana Police Department, officers were dispatched Wednesday, Sept. 11 to Navarro Regional Hospital in reference to a deceased woman and a heavily intoxicated man.

On arrival, it was found that Corsicana Fire Rescue had responded to a 911 call in which the caller said the victim had fallen in the driveway of her home.

Paramedics had responded to the 300 Block of Hutson St. where they found a 56-year-old woman, partially lying underneath a vehicle which was parked in the driveway.

Investigators with the CPD Criminal Investigative Division responded to the victim’s home where they gained additional physical evidence which did not correspond with the husband's account of what took place.

As events unfolded, investigators were able to develop probable cause which led to the arrest of the husband of the deceased.

This case is still under investigation and no further information will be released until a later date.

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