Death penalty hearing delayed for convicted killer Bowman
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The penalty phase of a trial for a man convicted of one killing and suspected in two other deaths has been delayed again.
St. Louis County prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for 63-year-old Gregory Bowman, convicted of abducting and strangling a 16-year-old St. Louis County girl in 1977. Bowman was also convicted of killing a 14-year-old girl and a 21-year-old woman in Belleville, Illinois, in separate 1978 crimes, but those convictions were overturned.
Bowman's penalty phase hearing was scheduled for Monday, but a court clerk said it was delayed.
The clerk and a spokesman for county prosecutor Bob McCulloch did not know the reason for the delay, or if the hearing has been rescheduled. Missouri's online court reporting system did not list a new hearing date.
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