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Smith, Bowser & Williams TX 08-08/09-2013

Toya Smith, 43

Daughter, 17

TX, Dallas, Dallas Co.

August 7, 2013

Toya's murder has left her son behind to grow up and continue on without his Mother in his life

Zina Bowser

Neima Williams, 28

TX, DeSoto, Dallas Co.

August 8, 2013

Zina's murder has left behind 4 children and a grandson who must now grow up and continue on without their Mother in their lives

Erbie Bowser, 44, shot and killed his girlfriend Toya in her home.  Bowser also shot and killed Toya's 17-year-old daughter and shot and injured her 14-year-old son and her daughter's 17-year-old friend.

After killing Toya and the other victims, Bowser went to his wife Zina Bowser's home.  Bowser shot and killed his wife Zina in her home.  Bowser also shot and killed Zina's daughter, Neima, and injured her two sons, ages 11 and 13 years.  Zina's 3-year-old grandson was at the home but was not physically injured. 

In 2011, Zina had begun divorce proceedings.  During that time and after Bowser threatened her and the children, Zina obtained a protective order.

Bowser was apprehended in DeSoto.  Authorities charged Bowser with multiple counts of capital murder and assault and a grand jury indicted him.

Toya is survived by her son, age 14.

Zina is survived by four children including her sons, age 11 and 13 years.

Source: - Texas Council on Family Violence - Honoring TX Victims - 2013 Summary Data Report - 2013 Honoring TX Victims

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