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Bowling given chance to appeal sentence

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ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) - Senior U.S. District Judge Glen H. Davidson has dismissed a motion filed by Dwight Bowling to have his 300-month sentence on charges of enticement of a minor corrected or vacated but reinstated the sentence which will allow Bowling 14 days to appeal.

In his opinion on Wednesday, Davidson said, since Bowling's then attorney, Christi McCoy, failed to file within the deadline under the assumption she was fired, her counsel could be deemed ineffective.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports (http://bit.ly/UdCqkp ) the former high school football coach in Mississippi and Alabama appeared before the judge last week, saying ineffective counsel was the reason he was unable to file a timely appeal of his 2011 sentence and would like the opportunity to do so.

Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, http://djournal.com

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