Dozens attend vigil for Texas shooting victims

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Associated Press

Posted on August 11, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Updated Monday, Aug 12 at 5:32 AM

DALLAS (AP) — Dozens of mourners attended a vigil this weekend for the four slain and four wounded in two Dallas-area shootings that are being blamed on one man.

Erbie Bowser was being held Sunday on $6.5 million bond on three counts of capital murder and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to Dallas County Jail records. He was booked into the jail Saturday night after receiving treatment for undisclosed injuries at an area hospital since he was arrested Wednesday.

Police allege Bowser fatally shot his girlfriend Toya Smith, 43, and her 17-year-old daughter Tasmia Allen in Dallas on Wednesday. Bowser then drove to the Dallas suburb of DeSoto, where police say he killed his estranged wife, Zina Bowser, 47, and her daughter 28-year-old Neima Williams. Two youths at each home were also wounded.

Family and friends gathered Saturday outside the DeSoto home where Zina Bowser and her daughter were killed to light candles and remember the victims.

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