CRIMINAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY
DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jamille Bradfield
June 25, 2008 214-653-3612 office
Jury Finds Self-Ordained Minister Damonne Lowery Guilty of
First Degree Murder
Defendant sentenced to life in prison
WHAT: In the case of the State vs. Damonne Lowery (F-08 006 86), tried in
Criminal District Court 2, the Honorable Judge Don Adams presiding, a
jury found the defendant Damonne Lowery, guilty of first degree murder.
Mr. Lowery was sentenced to life in the Texas Department of Corrections
(TDC). The prosecutors on the case from the Dallas County District
Attorney’s Office were Shelley Fox and Rachael Jones.
WHEN: The jury’s verdict was handed down on Tuesday, June 24, 2008.
The trial began on Monday, June 16, 2008.
WHERE: Frank Crowley Courts Building
133 N. Industrial Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75207
BACKGROUND: Defendant Damonne Lowery, who is a self-ordained minister, met the
victim, Doneshia Hill, at work on Monday, March 26, 2007. On Friday,
March 30, 2007, the victim gave the defendant a ride home after work.
After Ms. Hill drove Mr. Lowery home, she delayed her drive home to
Terrell, Texas, because of bad weather. The victim's naked body was
found early the next morning dumped in an apartment complex parking lot
in Arlington. She had been shot four times in the head at point blank
The defendant was convicted based on evidence presented to the jury that
showed a large amount of the victim's blood that was found on the carpet
and on a bullet in the wall of the defendant's apartment. Cell phone
records also placed the defendant within one mile of where the victim's
body was found at that particular time. The defendant also had several
instances of violence in the past that were presented during the
punishment phase of the trial.
Frank Crowley Courts Building 133 N. Industrial Blvd., L.B. 19 Dallas, Texas 75207-4399 214/653-3600