Thursday, September 18, 2008

Capital murder, she wrote?

Could become a capital murder in Karnes County.

If it ocurred, the burglary or home invasion, with the intent to commit theft or agg assault or murder.

Karnes County death probed as homicide

Karnes County Sheriff David Jalufka said his department and the Texas Rangers are investigating the death of Robert Henry Bowman, 49, as a homicide.

Bowman was found dead on his living room floor by day laborers on Sept. 9. Jalufka received autopsy results this week but declined to release the results or say how Bowman died.

Bowman was likely killed during a home invasion the night of Sept. 8 or the morning of Sept. 9 at the house on County Road 167, although there appeared to be no property missing, Jalufka said.
Persons of interest had been identified in the investigation.

The victim graduated from Kenedy High School in 1977 and is survived by an adult son, Jalufka said. Bowman was good-natured, a philanthropist and generous with his money, which likely caused his demise, Jalufka said.

The crime is rare for the county — its first homicide in four years — and the sheriff’s office is dedicating many resources to solving it, he said.