Belle Glade man sentenced to life for murder during 2015 fight

dwane-lowersA 21-year-old Belle Glade man was sentenced  to life in prison Thursday immediately after a jury convicted him in the shooting death of a 23-year-old man during a fight last year.

Dwane Lowers’ first-degree murder trial began last week and ended Monday with closing arguments from defense attoreny Thomas Weiss and Assistant State Attorneys Jill Richstone and Reid Scott.

Jurors returned the guilty verdict after several hours of deliberation, and – with life in prison the only possible sentence – Circuit Judge Krista Marx sentenced Lowers immediately.

Deputies arrested Lowers in July 2005, less than two weeks after he and other patrons from the nightclub Club Coco got into a fight in the parking lot of the