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Lamar County Man Sentenced For Robbery, Shooting

Donald Wayne McDowell


A Lamar County jury has convicted 47-year-old Donald Wayne McDowell of robbing a man and shooting him in the face in January of 2023. The victim spent ten days in the hospital after the shooting. During the punishment phase of the trial, the jury learned McDowell’s criminal felony and misdemeanor history, which included convictions for escape, burglaries, assault, indecent exposure, and indecency with a child. He was sentenced to life in prison and must serve at least 30 years before becoming eligible for parole.