Donna Towe (799)

10/8/2001: Off-duty cop Clayton Bullock charged in second-degree murder of Donna Towe, with whom he shared an apartment. Authorities believed that Bullock made sexual advances on Towe, Towe refused, and Bullock strangled her. Bullock was held in prison for one year then released for lack of evidence and a flawed autopsy. Bullock was acquitted of all charges and received back pay for time in jail. Towe's boyfriend, Charles Powell, has been accused by Bullock's attorney of the crime, but testified in exchange for immunity from the DA's office (according to the attorney).

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