Man Acted Out ‘military Delusion' the Night He Killed Four Women, Wounded Four Children, Attorney Says

U.S. military service and repeated concussions playing high school and college football damaged Erbie Lee Bowser's brain so severely that he was in an altered mental state when he killed four women and seriously injured four children, his defense attorney says. Bowser pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity Monday during the first day of his capital murder trial. "Erbie Bowser had been at war with his brain a long, long, long time before the abject horror of Aug. 7, 2013," said defense attorney Andy Beach. Bowser is accused of killing four women -- including his girlfriend and estranged wife -- and injuring four children in two homes in 2013. Authorities say Bowser fatally shot Toya Smith, 43, and her daughter, 17-year-old Tasmia Allen, in Dallas before driving to DeSoto and killing his estranged wife 47-year-old Zina Bowser and her daughter, Neima Williams, 28. Bowser also shot Smith's son, Storm Malone, and her daughter's friend Dasmine Mitchell at the Dallas house. And he shot Zina Bowser's two young sons, according to police records.   Continue reading...

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