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EPD makes two murder arrests

Two arrested in Cedric Watt murder

Ted Allen Mueller Jr., 22. (Source: Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Dept.) Ted Allen Mueller Jr., 22. (Source: Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Dept.)
Christopher Kenneth Bell, 22. (Source: Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Dept.) Christopher Kenneth Bell, 22. (Source: Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Dept.)

Police say 22-year-olds Ted Mueller Jr. and Christopher Kenneth Bell, both of Evansville, were arrested early Thursday morning and charged with the murder of 24-year-old Cedric Jamal Watt of Henderson.

Police say the two men inside the Vanderburgh County Jail, planned to rob Cedric Watt, and according to the probable cause affidavit, two people who witnessed the shooting told police Mueller is the one that pulled the trigger.

Thursday night, Watt's friends are looking for answers.

"We miss you Ced, but you're still here with us brother," Watt's friend Wesley Stone said.

About two hours after 24-year-old Cedric Watt left his friend Crycal Holderfield's home early Monday morning, police say Ted Mueller Jr. and Christopher Bell robbed and killed Watt, shooting him in the back as he ran away.

"There's no reason for that to happen to him," Stone told 14 News. "There's no reason for that at all. I mean, why are you going to shoot him in his back. You know, when he's trying to run away, when he's trying to save his life."

According to police, the three men, and two others, were together on west Delaware Street just after 3 a.m.

That's when Mueller allegedly pulled a gun and fired one shot.

Watt's friends say they had no idea of what was to come.

"When I watched the news and those two boys popped up on the TV, it was like a relief," said Stone. "They got' em. They really got 'em. They're put away. Where they belong."

His friends say Watt leaves behind a son, and spent much of his time with his family and friends.

Police say the two witnesses who say they were there when Watt was killed have not been charged, but they're continuing their investigation...

"He's in a lot better place now you know, and he don't have to worry about running for his life anymore," Stone said. "But he's right here you know? He's right here."

Watt's visitation is set for Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Greater Norris Chapel in Henderson.

Funeral services are set for noon on Saturday, both suspects are due in court next Tuesday.

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