- Associated Press - Friday, November 21, 2014

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Prosecutors have reduced the charges against two Arizona men who were arrested after a New Mexico man died of injuries suffered in a drunken fight at a Casper motel.

KTWO-AM reports (https://bit.ly/1tadLIu ) prosecutors have charged 36-year-old Dwayne Bahe and 42-year-old David Watson Jr. with three counts of aggravated assault. Watson also faces a charge of accessory after the fact.

Both men waived their preliminary hearings and their cases will move to District Court.

The men were initially charged with second-degree murder for the Nov. 9 death of Gary Jefferson of New Mexico. Investigators said he had been kicked in the head with steel-toed boots.

Bahe and Watson claimed self-defense. Investigators said it appeared Jefferson threw the first punch.

Bail for Bahe and Watson was reduced from $250,000 to $40,000.


Information from: KTWO-AM, https://www.k2radio.com/

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