Fukuoka Map Tourist Attractions on Nearly six years passed before halfbrothers Herdius Evans, 23, and James Ware, 25, were arrested for Hill’s murder and the assault on Wattles. Following a three-week trial in which the defense accused police of planting evidence, the pair was found guilty of first-degree murder and assault on October 23, 1998. Both men were sentenced to mandatory life terms for murder and armed robbery, plus an additional 18 to 20 years for trying to rob Wattles. Further Reading Estes, Andrea. Musician’s Accused Killers Go on Trial. Boston Herald, September 29, 1998, p. 7. Fukuoka Map Tourist Attractions 2016.