Tucson man arrested for 3 slayings in 15-year-old cold case

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A Tucson man suspected of killing his ex-wife 15 years ago and then his mother-in-law and a third woman just a few years later has been arrested.

Pima County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Chris Nanos said 46-year-old David Duane Watson was taken into custody Saturday night at his home without incident.

Nanos says Watson is being booked on three counts of first-degree murder.

Nanos says technology and the discovery of more information led to the arrest.

Authorities say Linda Watson was involved in a bitter child custody dispute with the suspect when she disappeared from her home on Aug. 21, 2000.

Linda Watson's mother, 63-year-old Marilyn Cox, and 53-year-old Renee Farnsworth, a neighbor, were shot to death outside Cox's home in May 2003.

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