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Jennifer Lowery caused death of Mark Lowery after argument in bar parking lot

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE - Jennifer Ann Lowery, 50The Gresham woman who ran over and killed her husband of more than 20 years was sentenced to at six years and four months in prison Friday, March 30.

Jennifer Ann Lowery, 50, was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter in the death of her husband, Mark Thomas Lowery. The prosecution fought for a murder conviction and life sentence.

Throughout the investigation and court proceedings, Lowery has maintained that the incident on March 16, 2016, was an accident. Lowery and her husband had been drinking at the Division Sports Pub, 1585 N.E. Division St., when they got a call from their son asking for help. According to court documents the two fought over whether they should drive to assist him.

Video surveillance showed Mark standing in a parking lot near Northeast Hogan Place. Lowery, driving a Ford F-350 pickup, drives past him and stops in the road. She then backs up and runs into her husband as he stepped into the road. Lowery began to drive away, before returning to the pub asking for help.

According to documents, Mark died quickly after being run over. During the investigation police found Lowery had a blood alcohol level of .11 percent.

The District Attorney's Office considered her a flight risk because she made a phone call while in custody asking for the person to collect cash from her house and her passport.

Judge Jerry Hodson, who found Lowery guilty, said her two mistakes were driving intoxicated and misleading law enforcement.

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