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Sentencing appeal denied in Ligonier businessman's slaying

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

The state's high court has denied an appeal of a former Unity man convicted of killing a Ligonier businessman five years ago.

The Supreme Court ruled it will not hear Anthony Blaine Mowry's appeal. Mowry, 23, was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the Sept. 17, 2008, slaying of William McMichael Jones, 75.

Mowry's attorneys said the sentence of 14 years and nine months to 32 years and six months in prison, imposed by Westmoreland County Judge Al Bell, was excessive.

Last year, the state Superior Court ruled the punishment was consistent with sentencing guidelines.

Mowry attacked Jones with his fist and bludgeoned him with brass candlesticks and weighted chimes from a grandfather clock, then slashed him 26 times with a carving knife and meat cleaver. Mowry then set fire to the home and fled in the victim's Cadillac.

He said he acted in a fit of rage after having consensual sex with Jones.

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