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Man arrested for murder of his grandmother in Lower Oxford Township

01/20/2016 11:09AM ● By J. Chambless

Kevin Anthony Havelow, Jr., is accused of murder.

By John Chambless
Staff Writer

Details about the Jan. 19 murder of 81-year-old Aleen Watters were released by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale on the morning of Jan. 20.

According to police, Watters was attacked and killed by her grandson, Kevin Anthony Havelow, Jr., 23, at about 2 a.m. on Jan. 19. He had first fought with his mother, who police did not identify, in the family home at 135 Irwin Drive in Lower Oxford Township. Havelow then sexually assaulted his mother before she escaped him and hid in a powder room on the first floor of the home. Havelow confronted his grandmother, Watters, in the kitchen and pulled her into a bedroom and sexually assaulted her as well. Havelow's mother tried to fight her son by hitting him with a broom handle, but he continued the fight. Havelow's sister also tried to break up the assaults.

The mother then hid in a utility room and the sister fled to an upstairs bedroom. Havelow got a knife from the kitchen and returned to Watters' bedroom, where he stabbed her in the chest. He retrieved two more knives from the kitchen and stabbed her repeatedly.

When troopers arrived at 2:25 a.m., they found Watters critically injured and tried to give aid, but she died at the scene. Troopers arrested Havelow without further incident.

He was charged with murder, aggravated indecent assault and related charges. He was arraigned before Judge Massey in Oxford and taken to Chester County Prison.

A profile photo posted on a Facebook page for Kevin Havelow.

 A Facebook page for Anthony Havelow showed a profile photo posted on Dec. 28, 2015, taken in a mirror. Havelow is also listed on an athletics page for Oxford High School, which indicates that he graduated in October 2011. His Facebook page was sparsely used, but contains shared videos about how "The U.S. Government created ISIS," a propaganda video produced by a group called The Revolution, posted on Nov. 17, 2015. Under it, Havelow wrote, "Watch all of it maybe you can understand where i'm coming from."

Havelow also posted a video from americanmilitarynews.com on Nov. 14, 2015, about ISIS threatening to attack Russia.

On Feb. 15, 2014, Havelow wrote on his Facebook page, "this day can never be fair to guys like me." In his later comments, he wrote, "When it comes to women i feel cursed i swear." 

Pennsylvania State Police and the Chester County Detectives are investigating this case. Anyone with more information is asked to call police at 610-268-2022.

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