TOPEKA, Kan. – A man has been sentenced to life in prison plus 50 years for the shooting death of a Kansas woman just hours after her wedding.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1W5T9Bj ) 31-year-old Awnterio Dwan Lowery was sentenced Thursday for the death of 42-year-old Tiffany Davenport-Ray.
Prosecutors say in May 2014 Lowery and two other men shot at the Topeka woman and her husband, Melvin Ray, as they were driving to a post-reception gathering. Prosecutors say Melvin Ray, who was driving, returned fire and his wife was hit by in the crossfire.
Lowery was convicted in July of premeditated first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.
A second man, 38-year-old Thomas Earl Brown Jr., is charged with premeditated first-degree murder in Davenport-Ray's killing. His case is pending.
Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com