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Danielle Watson, the 25-year-old pregnant woman killed in an apparent robbery at the south Charlotte restaurant where she worked, was laid to rest Saturday.

On Jan. 14, a garbage truck driver discovered Watson's body while police investigated what they initially believed was a theft at the Flying Biscuit Cafe on Rea Road.

Watson, a manager who was closing the cafe the night before, was killed by a co-worker trying to rob the restaurant, police have said.

Family and friends gathered Saturday morning for a service and Watson's burial in Gaston County.

Watson was born in New York, and her family moved to the Charlotte area when she was a child, her father recently told the Observer. She graduated from Butler High School.

David Watson said his daughter was the type of person who made a point to remember people's birthdays and the milestones in their lives. And she was quick to help others.

It seemed like her goal in life was to help other people reach their goals, David Watson said.

Mark Anthony Cox, 22, remains in Mecklenburg jail, charged with murder and robbery in connection with Watson's death.

Prosecutors announced they'll also charge Cox with murder in the death of Watson's unborn child - a charge possible under a new state law that went into effect last month.



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