Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:45 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Sep 13, 2012 10:45 AM
GONZALES - The trial of a man accused of raping and murdering an 18-year-old Ascension Parish woman in 1990 could go to the jury today.
Tolbert Morris is accused of abducting Tammy Lanie Bowers in March 1990 from a convenience store near St. Gabriel, then raping and murdering her.
The case went cold until investigators matched DNA to Herman Frazier in 2006, who told a jury yesterday he was riding with Morris when the man abducted Bowers and raped her as well. He pleaded guilty in 2010 to manslaughter, rape and second-degree kidnapping in connection with Bowers' death, in exchange for testifying against Morris.
News 2's Rob Krieger is at trial in Gonzales and will have an update on proceedings tonight at 6.