A grand jury has returned an 18-count indictment against Warren Dale Watson, 52, for the murder of attorney Claudia Miller.
Watson has been charged with one count of first-degree murder - after deliberation; one count of first-degree murder - felony murder, sexual assault; one count of first-degree murder - felony murder, robbery; two counts of sexual assault - serious bodily injury, weapon; one count of sexual assault - force; two counts of aggravated robbery; seven counts of identity theft; one count of tampering with evidence; and one count of escape.
Jefferson County District Attorney Peter Weir made the announcement March 25. Miller, 66, was a family-law attorney.
Cleaning crews found her body March 5 in an office at 445 Union Blvd., where she had her practice.
According to information released by Weir’s office, Watson had an appointment to meet Miller at 4:30 p.m. March 5 at her office.
He had called to say he would be late. This was the first time Watson and Miller had met.
Watson became a person of interest after he was identified on a surveillance camera using Claudia Miller’s credit cards just hours after she was murdered.
Investigators learned that Watson was on parole and had been since Feb. 19.
His parole agreement prohibited him from leaving the state. He was arrested in Idaho March 8.
Watson is being held without bond at the Jefferson County Detention Center.
His first court appearance was March 26 in Division 12.