Forrester Bowe died of ‘natural causes’


Convicted murderer Forrester Bowe Jr. died of natural causes two years ago, a Coroner’s jury found on Thursday.

Bowe was found dead in his cell at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services on October 10, 2014 after he did not respond during a roll call.

According to an autopsy, Bowe had cardiorespiratory failure.

In 1998, Bowe was sentenced to death for the 1992 murder of Dion Roach, 20, on Grand Bahama.

At the time, the death sentence was automatically handed down after a murder conviction.

Bowe and Trono Davis successfully challenged the constitutionality of the mandatory death penalty to the Privy Council.

Bowe and Davis were subsequently resentenced to life imprisonment during a sentencing hearing.

Two months before the county’s highest appellate court struck down the mandatory death sentence, Bowe, Barry Parcoi, Corey Hepburn and Neil Brown allegedly murdered prion guard Dion Bowles during a prison break in January 2006.

Murder convict Neil Brown,was shot dead during his capture.

Parcoi and Hepburn are still awaiting trial for Bowles’ murder.

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