Murder suspect defends cleaning car, kill manuals in Yancy Noll trial

Dec 8, 2014, 12:58 PM | Updated: 9:47 pm
Dinh Bowman, charged with fatally shooting a wine steward at a Seattle intersection in August 2012,...
Dinh Bowman, charged with fatally shooting a wine steward at a Seattle intersection in August 2012, denied Monday that he has a fascination with murder. (KIRO Radio file photo/Tim Haeck)
(KIRO Radio file photo/Tim Haeck)

The man charged with fatally shooting a wine steward at a Seattle intersection in August 2012 denied that he has a fascination with murder.

Investigators found volumes of material on Dihn Bowman’s computer dealing with killing, forensics, and how to get away with murder.

During cross examination in Bowman’s murder trial Monday, King County prosecutor Kristin Richardson asked Bowman if he’s interested in killing people.

“I don’t believe so, no,” Bowman answered.

“Especially on how to kill people in cars, right?” Richardson asked.

“I would not say that either,” he said.

Bowman admits he shot Yancy Noll, but claims he initially tried to hide the crime because he thought nobody would believe his self-defense claim. He said Noll threw two bottles at him, including a full wine bottle that hit him in the back of the head.

“You threw away the two pieces of evidence, the two weapons that you would say linked Yancy Noll to an assault on you that led you to act in self-defense, right?” asked Richardson.

“I tried to get rid of any association I had with this,” answered Bowman. “I didn’t think they would even believe me to look at that.”

The prosecutor asked Bowman why he washed his car after driving to Portland to replace his windshield, which was shattered by gunfire.

“There was a lot of bugs on the trip down,” Bowman said.

“So it had nothing to do with the fact that you shot a man to death?” Richardson asked.

“Why would that have anything to do with it?” Bowman countered.

The prosecutor wanted Bowman to explain why investigators found manuals on his computer titled “Murder Inc.” and “Death Dealers Manual.”

Bowman insisted manuals titled, “Murder Inc.” and “Death Dealers Manual” found on his computer were downloaded by accident along with other material.

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Murder suspect defends cleaning car, kill manuals in Yancy Noll trial