Originally created 12/14/01

Bowman sentenced



EDGEFIELD, S.C. - An Augusta man was sentenced this afternoon to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the death of an Edgefield County man.

Steven Wayne Bowman, 43, sat stoically as the jury's verdict was read after one hour of deliberations.

Prosecutors said Mr. Bowman killed Philip Holmes, 37, because he was dating Mr. Bowman's ex-girlfriend.

Robert Harte, Mr. Bowman's attorney, said there will likely be an appeal.