Jury finds Grandview man guilty of murder

By Herald Staff

GRANDVIEW — A Spencer County jury has found a Grandview man guilty of murder.

The jury — this was Spencer County's first jury trial during the COVID-19 pandemic — found Alan Lee Bennett guilty of the March 6, 2019, murder of Linda Bowman of the Grandview/Chrisney area.

Sentencing is set for 1 p.m. Oct. 13.

Police launched a death investigation after a 12:56 p.m. CT call Wednesday, March 6, 2019, to the Spencer County 911 Dispatch Center reporting shots fired during an ongoing domestic dispute at 6280 N. Highland Road, Grandview.

Linda F. Bowman, 64, was found deceased at the scene and 52-year-old Bennett was found injured.

Investigators determined that Bowman and Bennett had been living together. Police also said an autopsy confirmed Bowman’s death was the result of a single gunshot wound to the head.

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