4 charged after Calloway Co. man's death

4 charged after Calloway Co. man's death

There are 137 comments on the The Murray State News story from Oct 13, 2009, titled 4 charged after Calloway Co. man's death. In it, The Murray State News reports that:

Four Murray residents were charged in connection with the death of Carl Douglas McGowan.

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life can get better

Louisville, KY

#128 Jul 23, 2011
kid1 how do u know there girls was there, you dont know anything really cause if you did you would of read where the phone was actually found and who placed it there.. and if the girl would of rolled then tim wouldnt of been in jail just mike cause the would of got the hole story, the girls both took lie dectors and pasted it and they still got charged, just with a different charge now if they snitch then they would of walk away clean. so do your home work before you comment on stuff you dont know
friend of life

Albany, GA

#129 Aug 20, 2011
life can get better wrote:
kid1 how do u know there girls was there, you dont know anything really cause if you did you would of read where the phone was actually found and who placed it there.. and if the girl would of rolled then tim wouldnt of been in jail just mike cause the would of got the hole story, the girls both took lie dectors and pasted it and they still got charged, just with a different charge now if they snitch then they would of walk away clean. so do your home work before you comment on stuff you dont know
Amen sister!
Barbara Lynch

Goodyear, AZ

#130 Aug 20, 2011
Well the girls "were" there and Jesseca was the whole reason for the fight. She got it all started and then hollered to my son Mike to beat him and kick him and f**k him up! So that girl is not inocent and should have done years not months!
(5150'S Mom)

Albany, GA

#131 Sep 17, 2011
Barbara lynch you dont know nothing about that night!! u was not there all u know is what your son is saying! and he is a creep! jessica had NOTHING TO DO WITH IT! your son was jelouse because he thought he OWNED jessica! he made them girls lives hell! they have to live with what your son did! god will judge him for it! they had normal lives before he showed up! now both girls have got there life together and both have babies on the way. move on with your life and stop trying to make your son tha victom! which he was the cause of this all! RIP doug i know god is takin care of you and you are looking down on all the people you love.

Mesa, AZ

#132 Nov 5, 2011
It's very easy to hate and judge when you can only see things in black and white.....
Barbara Lynch

Chandler, AZ

#133 Nov 5, 2011
Freind, you could be right but I'm not just going on what my son Mike told me. The attorney told me that what had happend was they were all out drinking Vodka and crusing around. Then Jessica was flirting with Doug and a threesome was brought up and got started between Mike her and Doug. Then in the middle of it she changed her mind but Doug was to intoxicated to accept that so Mike jumped in to "defend her honor". And him having mental problems on top of being so drunk "no excuse I know" but he just lost it and beat Doug unmercifully. But the way I heard it Jessica was screaming shit like (Kick him Mike fuck him up)and caused the whole situation to be a lot worse. So I don't know if this is the truth or not but I hope that before I die that someone will email me at [email protected] and let me die knowing the truth. I am hoping to hear the entire truth from Tiffany but not sure if Tiffany was even there, I heard that her and Tim Adam's had gone for a ride and left Mike, Doug and Jessica off by the road. Someone please tell me the whole truth. I need to know! Mike is my son and yes I do love him but none of you will ever know how deeply sorry I am about Doug. My son is sick and I wished for many years that he could have just been normal but no matter how hard I prayed for him I couldn't fix him. For that I'm sorry. And I am sorry that Mike went out to Kentucky and changed so many lives. I begged him not to go but Danny Adam's kept it up and kept it up until Mike decided to go out there with him. Again I am so sorry for Doug, I have apoligized to him many many times.
Sincerely Mother Lynch ) ;

Mesa, AZ

#134 Nov 7, 2011
Barbara, I witnessed your fight to get proper behavioral treatment for Mike when he was still a child, and there was virtually nowhere to take him in our community. He needed medication and his family support, and extensive cognitive restructuring. Teachers never offered any positive feedback , and I HELPED HIM. He always tried and they treated him like a clown and made me teach him. And of course, there was no avoiding school and peers. Sadly I think he missed out on the support of a true friend. I saw CHILDREN use Mike to fight their battles when he was a CHILD. And those are the years that I believe he started to lose sight of right and wrong, and who was a friend, and who wanted him around to do something "crazy." On top of that, there is a terrible stigma that comes along with any type of mental illness. That makes it really tough to deal with the already confusing and scary transition through
adolescence. He needed help ,the resources weren't there, and the kids in effin Globe are brutal and usually there for life. Nobody forgets you're "crazy kid" or the "mean kid." It's a vicious cycle in small towns and I'd venture to guess that, Mr. McGowan suffered much of the same obstacles. So many lives destroyed, and, you never know, it could have all been completely different, if they all had 1 true friend there to remind them that it's never worth it!
Barbara Lynch

Phoenix, AZ

#135 Nov 8, 2011
Thank you Lisa and you are so right! I begged Judge Duber in Globe to STOP putting Mike in prison and instead put him in a mental facility to get the help he needed. But he just thought I was trying to get my son out of a prison sentence and it just went ignored unfortunately. It is very sad what happened in Kentucky and if I could give my life to change what happened and bring Doug back I would, but I can't.To his family I am so very sorry...
friend of the girls

Albany, GA

#136 Nov 8, 2011
well barbara! i have known jessica for many years and what you say is not the truth. she told me the whole truth and she would not lie to me about nothing! and im sorry your son is sick in the head. but blaming this on jessica is far beyond out of controle! it was not jessicas fault! her and tiffany both took lie detector test proving they were not there and did not know what happened! They had no idea that the boys went back and beat him badly. i have seen her lie detector results! and tiffany's! thats how they got out of jail they were proved innocent through their lie detector results and they had no evidence on them! move on with your life and stop blaming jessica! she is my friend a very close friend and you have no idea how this effected the girls life as well! they have finally moved on and forgot about the past and is moving on makin their life better. they are moms now. let doug rest in peace and let the girls live their life. your son is in jail and there is nothing you can do to change it. i know it must be hard on you but u can not change what he did.
Dee Dee

Mayfield, KY

#137 Nov 9, 2011
you know when drugs are involved you also have liers.yes the girls were there,so tell someone that can belive you.i do know and all the lies in the world can't change that.and the girls had a normal life before,then what were they doing with this type of people?sorry you need help.
Barbara Lynch

Phoenix, AZ

#138 Nov 9, 2011
Freind of the girls, I was just quoting what Mike's attorney told me. I will never beleive that Jessica is inocent in this. First of all the police never give out the lie detector tests and also if she wasn't there why did her shorts have to be burned because they had so much blood on them? I got that information from Danny Adams. So I guess I will never know the truth. Did Mike beat him alone? Or did Mike and Tim beat him together? Was Jessica there? Was Tiffany there or not? Who knows! I am sick of trying to figure it out that's all I know...
So Sorry

Owensboro, KY

#139 Apr 24, 2013
Barbara Lynch wrote:
Ride on red_neck42071! So I know what the 420 is so perhaps you were born in 71?
5150's Mom
Barbara Lynch
Sorry to hear your son died today. No death is a good death. This is terrible way to send condolences but I still felt it should be said. God bless your family.

Tucker, GA

#140 Apr 24, 2013
Time is not. Machine is or is not. Confusion is prohibited: you are [Location: HOME]. Medicine is not [REDACTED].

Since: May 13

United States

#141 May 2, 2013
Atleast Michael got to die in a hospital! R.I.P DOUG!

Little Rock, AR

#142 Apr 15, 2016
Funny that some of these people walk clear of this right now

Wooster, AR

#143 Apr 17, 2016
When did this even take place?
Country boy

United States

#144 Apr 17, 2016
Barbara Lynch wrote:
countryfan of course I realize the other Mother is suffering terribly! My heart goes out to the mans family I guess right now I just wished it were I who was dead and not Mr. McGowan. I don't know exactly how "his" Mother feels about her sons death but I can tell you this, I think hearing my son had died would be easier to take than hearing that he is responsible for taking her sons life. Perhaps I should just STOP reading these comments because this is truly killing me. To the family I am so so very sorry about this!!!
Wasn't your son involved in another incecident a few years ago were he was involved in another murder

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