YANCY Noll made headlines in 2012 after he was found dead in his car while driving home from work.
Back then, his murder drew national attention and has since been the subject of multiple true crime specials.
Who was Yancy Noll?
Noll was known as a Seattle, Washington resident who many say, lived an average life for a 42-year-old adult.
He would often be seen with his girlfriend and dog climbing mountains when he was not working at the local Quality Food Centers store.
“Yancy was a gentleman with a huge, kind heart,” his friend Brad Kenny said, وفقا ل Seattle Times.
During his spare time, he would also reportedly volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and taught kids how to rock climb.
Noll was born in California but raised in Alaska before settling in Seattle in the 1980s.
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While driving home from work, Noll encountered Dinh Bowman who stated that an incident between the two of them had happened after he accidentally cut Noll off.
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Bowman claimed that Noll had followed him off the highway and while at a red light side-by-side, he exploded in rage.
“I felt like it was just this crazy bad dream, and I was runnin’ from a monster,” Bowman said, via الأجسام الغريبة التي شوهدت في الولايات المتحدة المقيدة. “There was sort of– a stream of swearin’
“I think the phrase that caught my attention was ‘You better learn how to drive that fancy car, dick boy. Or you’re gonna get yourself f***ed up.’”
Noll then allegedly threw a bottle at Bowman, who was driving a BMW convertible sports car, which made him fear for his life, ومع ذلك, his friends claim those allegations were lies.
“Yancy being accused of road rage is the most ridiculous thing I ever heard because Yancy drove like a grandma. He did not drive fast, he did not drive recklessly. He never in a million years would have thrown anything at anybody while in traffic,” Kenny continued.
Bowman ultimately pulled out a gun and fatally shot Noll three times in the head.
Who is Dinh Bowman?
Thomasdinh “Dinh” Bowman, who was 28-years-old at the time of Noll’s murder, is known as a former child prodigy turned convicted killer.
في سن ال 12, he had entered college and by his 20s, he had started his own boutique engineering company called Vague Industries, which specialized in robotics.
في سبتمبر 2012, Bowman was arrested and charged with murder in the first degree, which included a firearm enhancement.
في البدايه, he had claimed self-defense, stating that he feared for his life due to the interaction with Noll, ومع ذلك, he was later found guilty and sentenced to 29 سنوات خلف القضبان.
“The jury rejected it, as do I,” King County Superior Court Judge Bruce Heller said of Bowman’s self-defense claim. “Yancy Noll had his hands on the steering wheel when he was shot three times in the head.”
“Smart people, especially really smart people, don’t throw away the one piece of evidence that could corroborate their version of events” he continued, referring to Bowman’s testimony that he threw away the bottles Noll allegedly threw at him.
Due to Bowman’s “extreme lack of empathy” and “the random nature” of Noll’s killing, Heller said made the crime “egregious and disturbing.”
Bowman is currently serving out his sentence at the Clallam Bay Corrections Center in Clallam County, واشنطن.