Supreme Court upholds conviction in new bride's murder

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Awnterio Lowery (left) and Tiffany Davenport-Ray with husband Awnterio Lowery (left) and Tiffany Davenport-Ray with husband
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -

The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld a man's conviction in the drive-by shooting of a woman who had just been married.

The court said Friday that the Shawnee County District Attorney's office made three errors in the case against 34-year-old Awnterio Dwan Lowery, but concluded they did not deprive Lowery of a fair trial.

Lowery was sentenced to consecutive life terms plus nearly 52 years for the death of 42-year-old Tiffany Davenport-Ray, of Wichita.

Davenport-Ray was fatally shot during the early hours of May 25, 2014.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports 41-year-old Thomas Earl Brown Jr., also was convicted of Davenport-Ray's murder and sentenced to life in prison.

A third suspect, 26-year-old  Jermel Ramond Robbins Sr., was shot to death in southeast Topeka about three weeks after Davenport-Ray was killed.

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