Victim wishes killer 'A grand life in hell'


REDDING, Calif. - Cody Nash, the man convicted of killing his aunt and seriously injuring his uncle in 2012 will now spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Nash came to town on a bus from Portland and a day later created a gruesome scene at a home on Boston Avenue in west Redding, among other injuries slitting the neck of his aunt and uncle, Candice and Bob Watson, killing her.

Bob Watson sustained serious injuries that left him wheelchair bound and hardly able to speak.

On Monday, Nash was sentenced to two terms of life-in-prison, one without the possibility of parole.

At the sentencing, a letter prepared by Watson but delivered by his therapist Patricia Bay started out by saying to Nash, "This is me, Bob Watson, wishing you a grand life in Hell."

"This is me, Bob Watson, wishing you a grand life in Hell."

Watson ended the letter by telling Nash, "You took my life, you took my wife, Bob Watson."

Asked if he was satisfied by the sentencing, Watson said "[Nash] deserves death."

Deputy District Attorney Curtis Woods, who prosecuted the case, said, "Mr. Nash got exactly what he deserved and will never see the light of day outside of prison."

"[Nash] deserves death." - Victim at sentencing


Within the coming days he'll be assigned a state prison to live out the rest of his life.