by Max Brantley
She told us it all started because she didn't want to date him anymore.KARK's coverage includes an interview with a relative of the victims. McHam communicated with relatives during her captivity, the report indicates. Bowden also talked to family during the standoff with police. He left the house without resistance about a half-hour after McHam walked out.
“He shot my mother four times and then my daughter once in the chest and he came in and told me it was my fault. He said if I had come home they would still be alive and that I was going to have to live with it,” she said.
She said she thought he was going to kill her but she held on to hope.
“I told him anything I could. I told him everything he wanted to hear, I told him I loved him and would come and see him. I told him anything that might work,” she said.
McHam was finally able to escape after she said Bowden took several pain pills, got drowsy, and then went to the garage to get some food. She said she let things go too far and now feels her family and friends have had to suffer.