Dennis Watts Convicted of First Degree Murder

Lynchburg, VA - A Lynchburg judge found Dennis Watts Jr. guilty of first degree murder, burglary, attempted robbery, abduction and four firearms charges Tuesday.

In all, he faces three life sentences plus 28 years in prison.

He's scheduled to be sentenced on September 21 at 1:30 p.m.

Watts Jr. was charged with eight felonies. He guarded the doorway while Raheem Johnson shot and killed Timothy Irving over drugs and money last April.

Johnson will be sentenced next month after a jury convicted him of pulling the trigger.

Watts's defense team claimed he orchestrated a drug deal between Johnson, his older brother and the victim, but was not involved in the murder.