Watts Found Guilty

Canadian SF author Peter Watts has been found guilty of assaulting resisting and obstructing a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer. The charges stem from an incident when Watts was stopped at the Blue Water Bridge on Dec. 8 and was beaten and pepper sprayed. The jury began deliberating on March 18 and returned a verdict on the morning of March 19. Watts faces up to two years in prison when he is sentenced on April 26.

Updated to correct charge. The Times-Herald reporter misrepresented the verdict.

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