A former Dallas Mavericks ManiAACs dancer has been found guilty of capital murder for the deaths of four people.
Jurors did not buy Erbie Bowser’s insanity defense and returned the guilty verdict Friday morning. They will now decide if he should face the death penalty.
The 48-year-old sat and appeared without emotion as the judge called each jury member. The trial then moved directly to the punishment phase.
Bowser is now convicted in the 2013 murders of women, including his girlfriend at the time and his estranged wife, and also injuring four children in the rampage attacks and homes in Dallas and DeSoto.
He pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. His attorneys put on evidence to suggest he acted in a violent rage fueled by post dramatic stress disorder that stemmed from his time served in the U.S. Army.
The punishment phase is now underway. Prosecutors intend to convince the jury that Bowser deserves the death penalty.
Evidence in the trial has included video clips that showed what prosecutors say is a recorded glimpse of Bowser as he placed a hidden camera device in the bathroom and bedroom of his girlfriend’s teen daughter.
Bowser is also known for his past time as a member of the dance group Dallas Mavericks ManiAACs.