Court Holds Up Death Row Inmate's Conviction - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

04/19/07 - Polk County

Court Holds Up Death Row Inmate's Conviction

by Ramonica R. Jones

A man who murdered his live-in girlfriend back in 2003 will remain on death row. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the capital murder conviction of 36-year-old Donnie Roberts.

Roberts killed 44-year-old Vickie Bowen during an argument at her home in Lake Livingston.

A Polk County jury found him guilty after only two hours of deliberation and gave him the death penalty.

Roberts confessed to shooting Bowen with a 22-caliber rifle.

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