“Frank, you are not a bad guy but you did a very bad thing,” Carrie Gunning said. “A thing that cannot be taken back or changed. And because of this bad thing we buried our brother.
“You have not denied what you did and even though it’s very hard, I must call it what it is … murder; as ugly as that is and as malice as it seems, it is still forgivable. That is exactly what we have done, Frank, is to forgive you, totally and fully.”
Bowles, who has been held without bond since his arrest, was sentenced to life in prison.