Bowling hearing slated for Tuesday



Daily Journal

ABERDEEN – A hearing to decide if Dwight Bowling’s counsel was ineffective in appealing his 300-month sentence for witness tampering and enticement of a minor is slated for Tuesday.

Bowling, 58, filed a motion in March asking for a hearing, claiming his sentence is too long and the result of his attorney’s failed attempt to appeal before deadline.

He is currently in federal prison serving his sentence after pleading guilty to charges of transporting minor males across state lines for sex and attempted witness tampering in April 2011.

Bowling was a football coach at Smithville High School for 29 years before he retired and coached in Sulligent, Alabama.

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