After emotional hearing, 2012 Chattanooga slaying case sent to grand jury

photo Stephen Mobley

A court hearing Tuesday morning started and ended in tears.

First, Constance Taylor, the lifelong friend of murder suspect Stephen "Dollar Bill" Mobley, testified that she was with him on June 1, 2012, when Gregory Watkins was shot and killed.

Taylor murmured answers to prosecutor Lance Pope's questions as she recounted what led to Watkins' death.

Watkins had sold marijuana to Taylor, but the drug was of a poor quality. She called him to trade the drugs back for money. Watkins agreed to meet her at her mother's home.

But when Taylor's mother showed up, Watkins drove away and called Taylor to meet him at a gas station at 3410 Brainerd Road to do the deal.