Watt Will Spend Life In Prison For FDL Shooting

A 2018 shooting incident on Forest Ave. in Fond du Lac has resulted in the shooter now facing life in prison. Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney announced late Friday night that Delaney Watt was found guilty in the shooting that left one of his victims paralyzed from the waist down.

The five day jury trial ended with Watt being convicted of 13 felonies and 1 misdemeanor, and a max term in prison of 200 years plus 70 years of extended supervision. Watt was convicted of firing three bullets at a group of citizens walking into an apartment complex at 130 Forest Ave., around 10:30 p.m. September 12, 2018. Two of the victims were struck by the bullets, with one victim being paralyzed and the other flown to Children’s Hospital with life threatening injuries. 

The evidence showed the shooting appeared drug related over a debt owed by one of the victims, who was not struck by any bullets.