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Parole Board still undecided on Cop Killer's Release

Columbus Police Officer, Thomas "Spanky" Bowen, was killed in the line of duty in 1984. Columbus Police Officer, Thomas "Spanky" Bowen, was killed in the line of duty in 1984.

By Laurie Bernstein - bio | email

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The fate of Lonnie Botts, the man convicted of killing Columbus Police Officer Thomas "Spanky" Bowen, is still up in the air, according to the Georgia Board of Paroles and Pardons.

Botts' parole was supposed to be decided last week, but according to the Parole Board's Public Relations Director Sheree Moore, no decision has been made yet.

Bowen was shot twice in the head back on March 11th, 1984, after he confronted Botts on the corner of Auburn and Edgewood Avenues after an attempted armed robbery.

The local Fraternal Order of Police organized a letter writing campaign to stop Botts' release back in February, where they got over 3,000 petitions signed on behalf of Bowen's family.

Moore says she doesn't know when the Parole board will make their final decision.

 

 

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