...Donofrio topped the cop's hit list, and Simmons was next, sources said...
[NYPD] MANHUNT FOR RESIGNED NYPD JERRY BOWENS - EXECUTED EX-GIRLFRIEND, INJURED ANOTHER WOMAN - ...A woman identified as his girlfriend [Catherine Donofrio] was shot in the head and is dead, while the other woman [Melissa Simmons] remains hospitalized...
DIRTY EX-COP JERRY BOWENS: I 'ACCIDENTALLY' KILLED GIRLFRIEND CATHERINE DONOFRIO
BY Scott Shifrel
March 20th 2009, 3:23 PM
[Excerpts] A jealous dirty ex-cop claimed he was "in a trance" and on the verge of suicide when he "accidentally" killed his girlfriend and wounded her best friend, it was revealed Friday. The chilling, self-serving statement was released as Jerry Bowens was arraigned on murder and other charges in the March 8 shooting of gal pal Catherine Donofrio and Melissa Simmons. "When I lifted up the gun, it accidentally went off, striking Catherine in the head," Jerry Bowens told investigators after he was arrested... Lawyer Wayne Bodden pleaded not guilty for Bowens and requested a mental examination for his client. Bowens' previous lawyer, Edward Mandery, was taken off the case after prosecutors said he was on a death list Bowens kept. When Donofrio was killed, Mandery had been representing Bowens in a drug scandal involving four other Brooklyn narcotics cops. Bowens pleaded guilty, was kicked off the force and was set to testify against his former colleagues when he went into a jealous rage at Simmons' apartment, cops said... "I remember seeing Melissa outside screaming about someone being shot in the building, but I didn't know who she was talking about," he said. Simmons miraculously survived despite being shot in the head... [Full article here]
PSYCHO EX-COP JERRY BOWENS PUT HIS OWN ATTORNEY ON 'HIT LIST'
BY Scott Shifrel and Alison Gendar
March 18th 2009, 2:28 AM
[Excerpts] The lawyer for a dirty ex-cop accused of murder is off the case after his name was found on his client's hit list, sources said. Disgraced cop Jerry Bowens wasn't satisfied with the no-jail plea deal lawyer Edward Mandery got for him in an unrelated drug case, law enforcement sources said. Mandery's name was on a hit list Bowens had when he was arrested March 9 for killing his ex-girlfriend, Catherine Donofrio, 28, and wounding her friend, Melissa Simmons, on a March 8 rampage. Donofrio topped the cop's hit list, and Simmons was next, sources said. Two other exes were on Bowens' list, along with the NYPD Internal Affairs sergeant who probed drug charges against him and Mandery, who had negotiated the plea deal, police sources said. The last entry on Bowens' list: "Me"... Fellow cops said suspects always considered Bowens a rogue. They called him "Alonzo" after Denzel Washington's bad cop in the film "Training Day," said one cop. "That was his nickname long before any of this surfaced," he said. [Full article here]
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