Detroit man convicted in slaying of ex-girlfriend

PONTIAC (AP) -- A Detroit man who police say shot his ex-girlfriend as she made a 911 call from her Southfield home has been found guilty of first-degree murder.

An Oakland Circuit Court jury delivered its verdict on Monday for Kenneth Johnson in last year's killing of Sandra Bow.

She was a 52-year-old Michigan Department of Human Services worker.

Assistant prosecutor Gregory Townsend says the fatal gunshot came as Bow told an emergency operator: "Help. I've been shot multiple times."

Defense attorney Steven Lynch tells The Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press the shooting was a crime of passion.

The Oakland Press reports Lynch wanted jurors to consider a lesser charge.

Johnson faces life in prison with no chance of parole when he's sentenced on Oct. 8.

Published: Wed, Sep 15, 2010