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Man Convicted of Beating Businessowner to Death and Hiding His Body

Posted by wlpo on March 5, 2016

A last-minute decision to take the stand would not turn the tides of the trial
of a man accused of beating an Ottawa truck wash owner to death in April of last year.

William Horman was convicted of murder after nearly 3-hours of
deliberation on Friday. Earlier that day Horman testified that he had not been
involved in beating Robert Dowd to death with a 3-foot club, burning his body,
and dumping the ashes in the Fox River.

This came after he had been shown confessing to burning Dowd’s body during a prerecorded interview that was shown in court on Thursday.

Horman faces up to 60 years in prison for the murder charge, and more
time could be added because he was found guilty of another felony, Concealing
a Homicide. He will be sentenced on April 29th.

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