Pair arrested in dragging death of a mother

Jun 19, 2012

Two people are in custody for their alleged roles in the death of a Middletown mother. Police say 23-year-old driver Dustin Watkins and 31-year-old passenger Maria Misquez were in the SUV that dragged 31-year-old Christina Purdin for 40 feet before her arm became entangled in a seat belt. She was subsequently thrown under the vehicle. The incident happened after a weekend argument over some painting work for which Watkins was paid but never performed.