Fifth District affirms sentences for man who shot victim, left body in shallow grave

Published: 06/25/2013

The Fifth District Court of Appeals recently affirmed that consecutive prison sentences were proper for a man convicted of aggravated murder, tampering with evidence and gross abuse of a corpse.

The three-judge appellate panel rejected Terrell Nowlin’s claims that consecutive sentences were improper after he was found guilty of shooting another man and leaving the body in a shallow grave until police located it several days later.

Nowlin’s case stemmed from a parenting disagreement concerning a girl he believed to be his daughter.

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