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.