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Thursday, March 14, 2019 3:04 pm

Defendant in coach's slaying seeks dismissal

Matthew LeBlanc | The Journal Gazette

A man charged with killing a Fort Wayne football coach in 2017 wants a judge to throw out his case.

Henry E. Underwood, 25, is charged with murder, felony murder and attempted robbery  in the May 19, 2017, shooting death of Terrance Miles. Miles, 36, was an assistant football coach at North Side High School and administrative assistant at Forest Park Elementary.

Underwood claims in court documents filed today without his lawyer that Jaevin Bowie, 22, "lied multiple times an (sic) got caught in several lies doing his interview."

"I didn't murder no one and didn't have the closes idea Javin Bowie were gonna wound somebody," a motion to dismiss the case states.

Bowie had been charged with murder, but pleaded guilty in July to felony counts of assisting a criminal and attempted theft.

Bowie told police he was with Underwood at the East Central Towers apartment complex when Underwood walked up to Miles and shot him, according to a probable cause affidavit.

mleblanc@jg.net