Other prosecutors wonder if Watkins' frequent profiles in national publications, and appearances on shows like "60 Minutes" undermine their work as it raises his profile. But Watkins makes a pretty good argument in his defense.
According to the Journal article: "He points to his overall record, which is similar to his predecessor's. According to court data, 61% of capital-murder cases his office has handled so far have resulted in convictions; the previous district attorney, Bill Hill, got convictions in 55% of capital-murder cases during a comparable period of time. Mr. Watkins has convicted 48% of murder cases and 34% of sexual-assault cases involving an adult, compared to 48% and 31%, respectively, for Mr. Hill."
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