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W.Va. Supreme Court upheld Bowling's conviction

Local - 10/9/2013 7:55 AM by Nadine Grimley
CHARLESTON - The West Virginia Supreme Court upheld a Raleigh County man's conviction for murdering his wife.

Christopher Wayne Bowling, 40, of Daniels, was given a life sentence without mercy for the 2010 shooting death of Tresa.  The justices affirmed the conviction by a vote of three to two.  

Justices Menis Ketchum and Margaret Workman said Bowling should have been granted a new trial because of errors, including holding a pretrial conference on questionable evidence in front of the media.  The majority said the errors weren't enough to warrant a reversal of the conviction.

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