Jury finds Morris guilty of 1990 rape, murder

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Posted: Sep 13, 2012 2:39 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Sep 13, 2012 2:39 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: gonzales, guilty, kidnapping, rape, murder, ascension parish, tolbert morris, trial, conviction, jury

GONZALES - Jurors found a Carville man guilty of kidnapping, rape and murder for the 1990 killing of an Ascension Parish woman.

Tolbert Morris, 56, was accused of abducting 18-year-old Tammy Bowers and raping her before killing her.

The jury returned guilty verdicts for the charges of second-degree murder, aggravated rape and second-degree kidnapping.

Prosecutors earlier decided they would not seek the death penalty against Morris.

News 2's Rob Krieger will have reaction from the courthouse in Gonzales tonight at 6.

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