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Hawkins murder suspect gets life in prison on ammo charge

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A man awaiting trial in two murder cases in Northeast Tennessee including one in Hawkins County was sentenced to life in prison on a federal ammunition charge.

Darries Leon "Darryl" Jackson, 58, was convicted of possession of ammo by a convicted felon during proceedings held in Greeneville in April and he received his sentence on Monday.

Prosecutors the charges were brought after he used the ammunition in two cases that dated back to October 2014. Those included an attempted murder case in Hamblen County and the murder of Bonnie Bowlin of Rogersville.

Bowlin, 62, was found dead inside her home located on Tuggle Hill Road.

Jackson's trial was scheduled to begin in Rogersville in June but was postponed until February, according to court records.

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