Man sentenced in death of new bride in Kansas

Posted at 7:24 AM, Sep 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-18 08:24:34-04

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 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.


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