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Riverton homicide the subject of 'Nightmare Next Door' episode

Dec 9, 2012 - From staff reports

The 2004 homicide of Wyoming Honor Farm nurse Tammy Watts will be featured on Investigation Discovery's "Night-mare Next Door" television series this week.

Floyd DeWayne Grady is serving a life sentence for killing the 39-year-old Hudson woman in April 2004 at the minimum-security prison in north Riverton, where he was an inmate.

The episode will air at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, with subsequent airings over the next few days.

Filming for the show started in August. Tuesday's episode, titled, "Prescription for Murder," will include interviews with the victim's mother, Linda Hart, son Dusty Watts, Lander police Lt. Chuck Carr, Riverton police Detective Sgt. Julie Mathews, Fremont County Sheriff's deputy Larry Prince, Fremont County deputy attorney Kathy Kavanagh and Ranger publisher Steve Peck.

"Interviews with investigators, prosecutors, family members and/or neighbors piece together the twisting tale of a classic whodunit, and forensic experiments lead viewers into the heart of the investigation," states a news release issued by the television company.

Investigation Discovery describes the show "Nightmare Next Door" as one that "tells the tales of mysterious murders from behind white picket fences that rocked Middle America."

Grady, who had been convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl in 1994, avoided the death penalty for the Riverton murder when a Teton County jury convicted and sentenced him in May 2006.

A jury in Lander could not reach a unanimous decision during the first trial in November 2005, leading 9th District Judge Norman E. Young to declare a mistrial and move the second trial to Jackson.

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