Two men face life sentences in Greensboro homicide


Michael Latief Bowers and Kenneth Bailey Johnson (left to right)

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — A stolen car. A worried granddaughter. A car crash. An alert store clerk.

The connection between those four things led Greensboro police to arrest two men last year in the beating death of 63-year-old George William Scott.

The details, culled from police and court documents, are part of the unfolding investigation into what led to Scott’s death nearly two weeks after his granddaughter found him bloody and beaten in his 2401 Spruce St. home.

In the latest development in the case, prosecutors decided last month not to pursue the death penalty against cousins Kenneth “Kenny” Bailey Johnson, 20, and Michael Latief Bowers, 18, who are both charged with first-degree murder in the death. If convicted, they will receive life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Read more: Greensboro News & Record

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