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Retrial for woman accused of killing local chef scheduled for Sept. 30

Posted at 3:27 PM, Sep 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-13 23:09:32-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A retrial for the woman accused of killing J's Place chef, Ray Ingram, in February of 2017 has been scheduled for this month, according to court records.

Back in April, felony first degree murder charges were re-filed against Michaele Bowers by the Kern County District Attorney. Prior to the refiling, the judge declared a mistrial in the case after the jury was deadlocked.

Court documents show that Bowers and Ingram had a child together and Bowers found out Ingram had been seeing another woman. Documents also showed that he had a child with the other woman as well.

The morning of the killing police said that Bowers texted Ingram a picture of a receipt showing he had purchased two sets of Valentine's gifts, essentially the same gift for each woman.

Documents show that Bowers shot Ingram one time in the neck and then proceeded to call police on herself.

Bowers' retrial is scheduled for September 30.