POMONA : Man to Stand Trial in Brother’s Slaying
A Pomona man accused of cutting off his older brother’s head has been ordered to stand trial on murder charges.
Municipal Court Judge Reginald Yates found there was enough evidence to hold Charles Henry Bowshier, 25, over for trial. Bowshier is scheduled for an April 20 arraignment in Superior Court. Relatives found the decapitated body of Donald Bowshier, 29, on Feb. 5 at the family’s home. Police had broken up a fight between the brothers a day earlier.
Bowshier was arrested after he wrecked his truck on the San Bernardino Freeway while allegedly fleeing a Claremont police officer. Deputy Dist. Atty. Gary Hearnsberger said investigators believe that Donald Bowshier was beaten with a piece of wood from a banister and a shovel, then decapitated with a pair of pruning shears.
If convicted, Bowshier faces 26 years to life in prison.
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