Kentucky Supreme Court upholds death sentence

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The Kentucky Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of an eastern Kentucky man for two slayings even though the FBI concluded an analyst "overstated the significance" of some evidence.

The high court found that other evidence besides the flawed science links 39-year-old Ronnie Lee Bowling to the slayings of two men in Laurel County in 1989.

Bowling was convicted in part based on testimony from an FBI analyst matching bullets used in the killings to those found in Bowling's possession.

The justices called the analyst's testimony corroborative of other evidence, including a witness who survived the attacks.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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