Breaking news: Attempted murder not a death penalty case
By Shavonne Potts
Prosecutors will not seek the death penalty in a case against a Kannapolis woman for her role in the 2005 attempted murder of a teen left for dead in a wooded area in Enochville.
Chandaliea Lowder, now 28, of 7240 Beaver Road, appeared in a Rowan County Superior Court Monday with her attorney Steve Gray.
Lowder, along with two other Kannapolis men, Michael Joseph McDowell, 33, and Jason Ray Sullivan, 18, are charged with attempted first-degree murder.
McDowell is represented by David Bingham and Sullivan by Rick Locklear.
Attempted first-degree murder is not a capital offense and the intended victim, Thomas Vogt Jr., survived.
The trial is slated for March 5.
In addition to this case, Rowan District Attorney Bill Kenerly said Tuesday, he hopes to try five other cases this year, including the Reginald Weeks death penalty case and the Michael Ray Self driving while impaired case.
Weeks is charged in the rape and murder of his stepdaughter, Brittany Loritts.
Self is charged with causing a collision that seriously injured Tiffany Woodie on Christmas.
For more details see Wednesday’s Salisbury Post.