Bowling to face trial for killing, dismembering

By ANDREA POTEET
Sunday Times Newspapers

ALLEN PARK – A man charged with killing and dismembering an Allen Park couple will face trial in their deaths after a court hearing Wednesday.

After the conclusion of a preliminary examination of the evidence against Allen Park resident Roger K. Bowling Wednesday, Bowling was bound over on all the counts he faced: two of first degree murder, two of mutilition of a body and two of felony firearm and one count of tampering with evidence.

His arraignment on the information is scheduled for Wednesday at Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit.

Bowling was arrested July 19 after a joint investigation by Detroit and Allen Park police departments after the dismembered bodies of Chris Hall, 42, and girlfriend Danielle Greenway, 32, were found in the Detroit River July 17. Bowling had dated Greenway in high school and was a houseguest of the couple for about a month at the time of the murders.

In an Allen Park Police Department interview with Bowling two days after the bodies were found, he said he was on a bike ride the weekend of the murders and did not know the couple was missing.

Testimony during the preliminary examination included a former roommate of Bowling’s, Robert Slick, who said Bowling often threatened to “cut up” Greenway during discussions about how the two would “get rid of” women in their lives.

Bowling’s attorney, Mark. L Brown, pointed to a large-scale marijuana growing facility allegedly operated by the couple as a possible motive for murder by someone other than Bowling.