The mother and grandmother of two victims in this week’s shooting spree that left four dead said Friday that she hopes for forgiveness for the suspect, but she also added her own earthly assessment of Erbie Lee Bowser.
“We ask God to forgive you … because we’re Christians,” Lurlean Smith said, her voice breaking. “We’re going to let God be the judge of you.”
She added: “People think he’s this timid, gentle giant. He’s not. He’s an evil, deceitful person.”
Bowser, 44, has been charged with multiple counts of capital murder and assault in connection with Wednesday night’s shootings at homes in DeSoto and Dallas. Toya Smith, 43, her daughter Tasmia Allen, 17, Bowser’s estranged wife Zina Bowser, 47, and her daughter Neima Williams, 28, were all slain by gunfire.
Smith and Allen are Lurlean Smith’s daughter and granddaughter.
Four others were wounded: Toya Smith’s 14-year-old son, Storm Malone, and Tasmia Allen’s best friend, Dasmine Mitchell, 17; and Zina Bowser’s two sons, Myles, 10 and Chris, 13. Williams’ 3-year-old son, Cohlin, was unharmed.
Late Friday, Bowser remained at Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he was being treated for und...
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