Teen Sentenced to 40 Years for Murder

Published 09/28 2016 12:42PM

Updated 09/28 2016 12:42PM

Hayley Bowden
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A teen was sentenced to 40 years in prison for murder, according to the First Judicial Circuit State Attorney's Office. 

Hayley Bowden accepted the plea deal on charges of felony murder, burglary of an occupied dwelling with a battery, and grand theft auto.

Officials said she and her boyfriend killed 77-year-old Arthur Anderson when he discovered them in a Walton County home.

After stabbing Anderson, Bowden collected several items from the residence and loaded them into Anderson’s Buick motor vehicle. While Bowden was loading the vehicle with items her boyfriend, Crispin Ramirez set fire to the home.

"When later apprehended by Walton County deputies, Ramirez threatened them with two knives and exploded homemade fire bombs to resist his arrest while Bowden fled to the woods," officials wrote. "The duo was captured a short time later by Walton County deputies."


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