Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
scharron carpenter (#47194423)
 member for 7 years, 1 month, 17 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
No bio available.
Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 3 Photos
 • 1 Virtual Flower
Messages left for scharron carpen... (1)[Leave Message]
Edward L. Baugher III
It is Over...
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Posted: Friday, December 11, 2009 11:05 am |

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - Gregory Bowman has been sentenced to death for killing a teenager in St. Louis County more than 30 years ago.

Circuit Judge David Lee Vincent III on Friday agreed with the jury's recommendation for the death penalty. Bowman's attorney says he will appeal.

Bowman had spent 28 years in prison for two killings in Illinois before his conviction was vacated.

Bowman, of Belmont, Ill., was sentenced in the 1977 killing of 16-year-old Velda Rumfelt in St. Louis County. The jury that convicted the 58-year-old Bowman in October recommended the death penalty.

Bowman was imprisoned 28 years for killing 14-year-old Elizabeth West and 21-year-old Ruth Ann Jany in separate cases in Belleville, Ill., in 1978.

The convictions were thrown out after a sheriff's deputy admitted to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Bowman had been tricked into confessing.
Added by Edward L. Baugher III on Dec 11, 2009 4:02 PM

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service