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Convicted murderer from Alabama arrested in South Carolina

Published: Dec. 23, 2004 at 2:14 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 24, 2004 at 6:02 PM EST
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(Columbiana, Alabama-AP) Dec. 22, 2004 - An Alabama man convicted of killing his wife was arrested Wednesday in South Carolina after more than four years as a fugitive.

Authorities say Jerry Lee Bowen, 56, of Shelby County, Alabama, was arrested without incident at a residence in North Charleston.

Authorities say Bowen has been on the run since his April 2000 conviction for the murder of 44-year-old Brenda Breckenridge Bowen. Her bound body was found in the Coosa River about two months after her January 1997 disappearance.

Shelby County Sheriff Chris Curry says a tip led US Marshals and FBI agents to Jerry Bowen.

Bowen had been profiled on the television show, "America's Most Wanted."

Posted 9:12pm by Chantelle Janelle