Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office secures multiple guilty verdicts in 2022 murder case

Posted on 3/12/2024

Defendant: Dallas Lowery

A jury on Monday found Dallas Lowery guilty of murder and other charges in the 2022 death of Heather Chapman. Daniel Meyer and Billie Gallagher prosecuted the case for the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

With their 2-month-old daughter in the room, Lowery shot Chapman in their home in Linden on Feb. 22, 2022, and then reported the death as a suicide more than an hour later. A jury found Lowery guilty of one count of murder, one count of felony murder, one count of domestic violence as a felony of the fourth degree, and one count of tampering with evidence, all with firearm specifications. Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey Brown found Lowery guilty of one count of having weapons while under disability.

“I thank the jury for ensuring that this man’s decision to take a woman’s life has severe consequences,” said Anthony Pierson, deputy chief counsel for the prosecutor’s office. “Our team’s dedication and pursuit of justice played a large role in securing these convictions.”

Sentencing is scheduled for April 25. Lowery faces 18 years to life in prison.