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Man found guilty in bride’s death hours after her wedding

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TOPEKA, Kan. >> A man has been found guilty for the fatal drive-by shooting of a woman just hours after her wedding in Topeka.

Awnterio Dwan Lowery was found guilty of several charges including first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder Tuesday for the slaying of 42-year-old Tiffany Davenport-Ray.

Prosecutors say in May 2014, Lowery and two other men followed Davenport-Ray and her husband, Melvin Ray, as they were driving to a post-reception gathering and opened fire. Prosecutors say Melvin Ray, who was driving, returned fire and his wife was killed in the ensuing gunfight.

Lowery was arrested and the two other men escaped.

Lowery’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for Sept. 17.

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