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RESENTENCING IN KILLING BRINGS THE SAME TERM

A Buffalo woman serving 20 years to life in prison was resentenced Thursday -- to 20 years to life.

Doris Bowden, 48, was convicted of second-degree murder in 2002 for fatally bludgeoning a blind, elderly Carl Street man with a hammer. Bowden -- who has been behind bars since October 2002 -- appealed on a technical sentencing error, and on Thursday State Supreme Court Justice Penny M. Wolfgang clarified the original sentence, said prosecutor John G. Schoemick.

Bowden's attorney, David G. Jay, also asked Wolfgang to lower Bowden's sentence, but the request was denied.

Bowden was convicted of killing her downstairs neighbor, 79-year-old Jamison Allen, during a robbery Aug. 9, 2001.

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