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Defendant Sentenced for Murder of Disabled Man

DATE:  October 30, 2017

CASE:  Joshua Lowery (Case # 14F01574)

PROSECUTOR:  Deputy District Attorney William Satchell, Homicide Unit

The Honorable Steve White sentenced Joshua Lowery to 16 years to life in prison.  On August 16, 2017, a jury convicted Lowery for the second-degree murder of Christopher Sorgani. The jury also found true the allegation that Lowery personally used a deadly weapon.

On October 23, 2013, Christopher Sorgani took light-rail and a bus home from work.  Mr. Sorgani was physically disabled and often walked the last stretch of his trip home for exercise.  As Mr. Sorgani walked down Greenback Lane, Joshua Lowery approached him from behind and struck him in the head with a hammer multiple times, killing him.  Mr. Sorgani and Lowery had no connection with each other and there was no apparent motive for the murder. 


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