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Justice for Michaele L. Bowers

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Hello, my name is Michaele L. Bowers and I live in Bakersfield, California. I am a believer in Christ and a mother of three sons. I am an alumni of Bakersfield College. I am also an alumni of California State University, Bakersfield. I am also a member of the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity.

Up until one life changing morning in 2017, I was an Underwriting Service Assistant at an International Insurance Company and enjoyed spending time with my family. I also coached track and field at West High School and was an advisor for youth programs, such as Club Live/ Friday Night Live in the past.

I have been incarcerated since February 22, 2017 for an unfortunate incident that resulted in the death of my abuser.  While at my home, I was protecting myself from being physically attacked and assaulted after enduring years of domestic abuse at the hands of this individual.

My case has gone to trial twice, each time resulting in a mistrial, due to a hung jury. The prosecutor has the ability to dismiss my case, but continues to move forward in pursuing a third trial with no credible witnesses and no new evidence. Taking my case to trial for a third time creates a financial strain on city, county and state finances. This has also left me facing unforeseen financial hardships, which has led me to write this letter asking for assistance.

I have sold my home and accepted money from family and friends to pay for my legal expenses. I am not in a position, financially, to pay for a third trial as I have exhausted all of my resources. I am humbly requesting assistance from you, the public. I am hopeful, with your support,  I will be able to put this incident behind me and begin to rebuild my life.

I am truly grateful for any amount you can donate and will graciously receive your prayers with open arms. 

Michaele L. Bowers 

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Michaele Bowers
Bakersfield, CA
Michaele Bowers

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