Bowen Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison

EUGENE, Ore. — The Cottage Grove man convicted of killing his girlfriend and dumping her body in the woods was sentenced in court Friday. David Bowen will spend at least 25 years in prison. It’s been a devastating past year for the friends and family of Tammy Borda, but they told KEZI 9 News that … Continue reading »

Jury Finds David Bowen Guilty of Murder

EUGENE, Ore. — In a little less than three hours, the jury in the David Bowen murder trial returned a guilty verdict. The decision was handed down just before 5 p.m. The jury has spoken and David Bowen has been found guilty on all three charges of intentional murder, tampering with evidence and abuse of … Continue reading »

Bowen Found Guilty of Murder

EUGENE, Ore. — The jury has reached a decision in the case of David Bowen, the Cottage Grove man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend. The jury found Bowen guilty on all counts, including tampering with evidence, abuse of a corpse and whether Bowen intended to murder his then girlfriend Tammy Borda. Both the prosecution and … Continue reading »

David Bowen Says Death Was Accidental

EUGENE, Ore. — A Cottage Grove man on trial for shooting his girlfriend, former Cottage Grove resident Tammy Borda, says it was an accident. Bowen testified for nearly two hours last Friday about his life history and on Monday, he returned to the stand. With his voice breaking and through some tears, he told his … Continue reading »

Bowen Takes the Stand

EUGENE, Ore. — The prosecution in the David Bowen murder trial rested its case Friday afternoon. The defense began its case, calling about four witnesses to the stand, including David Bowen. Bowen is on trial for the murder of his former girlfriend, Tammy Borda. Two witnesses were questioned about a fight the couple had over … Continue reading »

Bowen Murder Trial Continues

EUGENE, Ore. — The trial continued Thursday in the Tammy Borda murder case. Her former boyfriend is her accused killer. It was a day filled with testimony from several prosecution witnesses. Person after person, all people who knew both Borda and David Bowen, were called to the stand by prosecution. They were attempting to disprove … Continue reading »

Bowen Murder Trial Begins

EUGENE, Ore. — After days spent trying to select a jury, opening statements began Thursday in the murder trial for a man accused of killing a former Cottage Grove woman. David Bowen is accused of murdering Tammy Borda last winter. Family and friends of Borda were in the courtroom as both sides presented their opening … Continue reading »

Murder Trial Set to Begin

EUGENE, Ore. — Jury selection is under way for the murder trial of a Cottage Grove man charged with killing his ex-girlfriend. The body of 55-year-old Tammy Borda was discovered in last year in mid-December. According to court documents, 42-year-old David Bowen told authorities he shot Borda in the head earlier in the month in … Continue reading »

Bowen Murder Trial to Begin in October

EUGENE, Ore. — Court documents are outlining why the state is charging a Cottage Grove man with murder and why he’s claiming self-defense. David Bowen is charged with killing Tammy Borda and abusing her corpse. The details in the documents are disturbing. Back in December, Borda’s family put a call out to help find their … Continue reading »

Bowen Pleads Not Guilty to Murder Charge

EUGENE, Ore. — A surprising development as the Cottage Grove man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend appears in Lane County Court for the first time Monday on murder charges. David Bowen pleaded not guilty to all charges. Bowen sat quietly next to his attorney as the judge quickly went over the charges. The arraignment only … Continue reading »