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State to Seek Death in Rocky Mount Slaying

Posted February 28, 2007

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— The state will seek the death sentence for a woman charged in the shooting death of a funeral home director's wife.

Rose Vincent is charged with the slaying of Julie Bowling. She was shot in December at her home in Rocky Mount.

Assistant District Attorney Keith Warner said he will seek the death sentence for Vincent. Prosecutors said she has already confessed.

The victim's husband, Mark Bowling, is also charged with murder. Warner said previously he planned to seek capital punishment for him.

Police say Vincent and Bowling were linked romantically before the Bowlings married.

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  • kalila Mar 1, 2007

    Whatever happened to innocent intill proven guilty?
    most comments are saying he is guilty already that is why there is a court system. she may have confessed but i never read anything saying that he did !

  • kota2947 Mar 1, 2007

    According to the rocky mount tellalie he lipped to his friends in court"It"ll be alright"..What color is the sky in this mans world? The paper (rmt)is gonna hang him

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  • listener Feb 28, 2007

    I agree with hep8236 and justmeyo12, death penalty for him for being sorry and for her for being stupid

  • deerslayer Feb 28, 2007

    this is a joke..give them the death penalty that the bleeding hearts will not enforce..jeesh

  • green_eyes Feb 28, 2007

    two bullets..one for him...one for her..what a tragedy for the victim and her family.

  • mom2threecld Feb 28, 2007

    hats of to blondie! take a bow! you are exactly right, very well said

  • Notinitforthemoney Feb 28, 2007

    I see they want to give one the Death Penalty but he had only previously thought about the other. Give them both Death if found guilty save some tax payer money.

  • justmeyo12 Feb 28, 2007

    Great they both admit to it! Now let's juice them and get on with the sports page!

  • spiritwarriorwoman Feb 28, 2007

    Think they should spend the rest of their lives with the victim tied to their bodies, to live with the stench until it rots off of them - like they do in some Middle Eastern countries. Now THAT would certainly deter murder in this country. Praying for the victims loved ones and for justice to be served. God bless. Rev. RB