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Independence woman charged in fatal Amite bar shooting

Samantha Watkins (Source: TPSO) Samantha Watkins (Source: TPSO)
AMITE, LA (WVUE) -

An Independence woman was arrested and charged shooting a man to death in an Amite bar, according to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s office.

On Friday night around 9:45 p.m., deputies were called to a shooting that occurred at Mr. J’s Nightclub on McCoy Lane in Amite.

Nathan Diamond, 47, of Kentwood was shot at killed after he allegedly hit Samantha Watkins, 34, of Independence in the face during a fight in the bar.

Watkins, after being punched in the face, pulled a gun and shot Diamond. 

Two shots were fired. Diamond was hit at least one time in the right shoulder.  

Watkins left the nightclub and surrendered to deputies.

Watkins is charged with one count of second-degree murder.

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