REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – A Tennessee court has found 22-year-old Joshua Glenn Black guilty of premeditated murder, first-degree felony murder, and two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping in the 2014 stabbing death of 37-year-old Filipino American Nancy Lowry.
According to authorities, police responded to a 911 call on the early morning of April 23 to find Lowry covered in a pool of blood on the floor of her apartment.
The police also found Black in the apartment, covered in blood, as well.
Black did not attempt to flee the scene and admitted to a detective that he stabbed Lowry up to six times.
According to Stephanie Ingersoll of the Leaf Chronicle, Black’s attorney, Charles Bloodworth, told jurors in his closing arguments that this murder was not premeditated and that what happened was simply in “the heat of an argument.”
Bloodworth said Black and Lowry were in a romantic relationship and his client became upset when she did not want to be with him anymore.
Nancy’s brother Tom Lowry told Balitang America that he was surprised with the evidence and witnesses Black’s lawyer used in defense of his client, but was relieved with the verdict.
“Justice was served for the Lowry family yesterday,” said Tom. “We got more than what we expected and I think that will start the healing process for the family.”
Black faces up to two life sentences and is due back in court on Oct. 16 for sentencing.
Lowry was a single mother who leaves behind four children.
The family has set up a Gofundme account for the children’s trust fund.
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