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Man arraigned in March homicide at East Side barbershop

A man charged in a sealed indictment was arraigned in Erie County Court Wednesday morning in connection with a March homicide.

Jermaine A. Watkins, 26, was arrested Tuesday and charged in the death of Kelvin Alexander, 24, who was shot at a barbershop at 857 Genesee St. on March 20. Watkins pleaded not guilty before Judge Kenneth F. Case to charges of murder in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon.

The judge appointed attorney Kevin Spitler to represent Watkins and ordered the defendant to be held without bail.