Mississippi circuit judge dies of COVID-19 complications

RALEIGH, Miss. (AP) — A 71-year-old Mississippi judge has died of complications of COVID-19.

The state Administrative Office of Courts said in a statement Tuesday that Circuit Judge Eddie H. Bowen of Raleigh died Sunday.

He tested positive for the coronavirus about three weeks ago and was admitted to Magee General Hospital about a week ago.

Bowen was one of two judges in the 13th Judicial District in Covington, Jasper, Simpson and Smith counties. He was appointed to the bench by then-Gov.

Haley Barbour in 2010. Bowen was a district attorney for 11 years before becoming a judge. He spent 19 years in private law practice.

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