A Gresham woman, who outwitted her husband with the Ford F-350 pickup and then lied to investigators about what she did, was sentenced to more than six years in prison on Friday.
Prosecutors have sought a murder sentence and a life sentence of at least 25 years in prison for Jennifer Ann Lowery during a trial that ended earlier this week at Multnomah County Circuit Court
But Judge Jerry Hodson found Lowery, 50, of manslaughter second Degree of Death Guilty from Her Husband, Mark Thomas Lowery, 49. This belief means that Jennifer Lowery "ruthlessly" killed her husband instead of "deliberately" killing him.
"That left a tear in my soul," Lowery said at her hearing on Friday. "I'll miss my husband until the day I die, I never wanted to hurt him, it was a terrible accident."
Prosecutor Shawn Overstreet pointed to video surveillance outside the Division Sports Pub at around 2:30 pm on March 1
The video showed Mark Lowery standing next to Northeast Hogan Place, Jennifer Lowery riding on him over, stopped in the street, then walked up to him and ran him over as he drove off into the
Jennifer Lowery, circled back, then parked again near the pub and finally knocked on the door that someone After a delay of nearly two minutes, the emergency call was called,
Mark Lowery died within 10 minutes to 20 seconds of one of the tires of the car, which had crushed his chest.
Jennifer Lowery claimed that someone else had run over her husband.
Overstreet also pointed to a phone call Jennifer Lowery made in police custody. She asked someone to go to her house and get her passport and more than $ 20,000 she had stashed there, Overstreet said.
But the defenders Wayne Mackeson and Jim O'Rourke argued during the
They found that the police who arrived at the scene, Jennifer Lowery in the middle of the Street, who tried to perform CPR on her husband, though she was very drunk, cried, confused and disturbed.
More than three hours after Jennifer Lowery ran down on her husband, the investigators drew their blood. She had a blood alcohol level of 11 percent. The legal limit for driving is 0.08 percent. Mark Lowery's blood alcohol level was 0.19 percent.
The couple had been married for about 20 years.
The two had argued that night after receiving a 2 o'clock phone call from their adult son who had been arrested. The police said the couple had a turbulent history – Jennifer Lowery had years ago to issue a restraining order against her husband.
But Jennifer Lowery claimed that she had a loving relationship with her husband, and they kissed in the bar before their fatal accident. She said she had stopped in the street and was holding back because she was looking for her husband, not because she knew he was there and tried to kill him.
In addition to second-degree manslaughter, which constitutes domestic violence, even the judge
Hodson told her that she had made several mistakes on the night of her husband's death, including her decision to drink and drive, and then "falsely misrepresenting law enforcement" a story to protect itself. "
But the judge added," I actually believe that not only are you not guilty, but you are innocent of this crime (of murder).
He sentenced him to prison for 6 1/4 years.
– Aimee Green