• Woman charged with 2nd-degree murder in 2011 death of Iraq War veteran


    MARION COUNTY, Fla. - A north Florida woman pleaded no contest for her role in a Marion County slaying that started with an online dating website.

    Ashlee Levelle, 22, is charged with second-degree murder in the December 2011 death of Iraq War veteran Lavar Watson.

    Detectives said Levelle met Watson online and schemed with Stevin Roopnarine to rob him.

    Investigators said Roopnarine shot and killed Watson.

    Levelle is expected to testify at his murder trial in December.

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