Son of Cheryl Stover Lowery
Grandson of F.C. and Peaches Stover
Ty Lowery, my beloved son and only child,
was murdered on June 17, 1998. The core of my universe is shattered beyond repair
and my life is forever changed and the reality and justice of life has been brutally
altered and murdered along with my sons life, as well as, the hopes and dreams of
Ty was big hearted, helped everyone, and
would have never hurt anyone. He treated all his friends well and trusted them completely.
Ty loved children, and being brought up by a single mom, would have been a wonderful,
loving dad, something that he never had in his natural father. Robert (Bob) Brill was the
only stepfather Ty ever knew. Bob passed away with terminal brain cancer on December 22,
1998, just six months after we lost Ty. Bob was still my best friend and I miss our daily
talks dearly. Ty loved animals and was an outstanding horse person. Ty rode and
participated in rodeos and gymkhanas from the time he was five years old. I am so proud of
him; not only for his horsemanship, but for his fairness, good humor, and sportsmanship he
always displayed. Always helping others by giving them pointers, loaning equipment and
even our horses at times to those who had the misfortune of losing their beloved horses or
because they were unable to be ridden. His love for all animals kept us busy, feeding,
cleaning, doctoring, everything from all the neighborhood discards to injured and stray
animals. The only exception being "Snakes" which he was terrified of. His big
heart, kindness, soft and gentle touch, determination to help others and animals will
always be some of his most remembered treasures he has left us to remember him by. It was
amazing that this twenty-year-old could fix anything from our automobiles to everything in
the house. Between being my computer whiz and electronics specialist everything was always
set and ready to be used. Like most of us. Ty was not perfect but he learned from his
mistakes and helped others through his own mistakes. Ty was the most wonderful,
rewarding, loving, kind, exceptional person to have ever touched my life and made
my life worthwhile, meaningful and my ultimate reason for living. Our home
was where every one gathered nightly and I never knew how many I would find asleep in the
morning, in chairs, on the couch, as well as, some on the floor. When friends were in
trouble, needed something, no matter what -- they would be found at our home with Ty. Most
of Tys friends parents always checked at our home first to locate their children or
find out where they might be.
The only regret I know that Ty would have
had -- he was an organ donor and he was not found in time to help others with his healthy
organs - as he had always wanted to do this and I was well aware of the fact and he
had this designated on his divers license.
One of Gods ten commandments is
Thou shall not kill". One of the oldest rules of our society and put into law
is no one can take another persons life "Murder". No one deserves to he murdered
~- no matter what!
Shortly after midnight Ty received a call
from Sherilyn Brown for help, her boyfriend Mike Toney was assaulting her. Ty did not
respond to the first call (he had helped her once before and she went back to the
situation) but when she called again he felt like he had to go (Ty had no tolerance of men
abusing women because I was assaulted by ****** on April 14, 1997. The assault
caused me to lose my sight in my left eye). Also, because I did not press charges
immediately the case was never tried in court. Ty told Sherilyn he would not go to the
residence and would pick her up on the road, one of Tys best friends, John Goodwin
went with him. After getting home and unloading Sherilyns belongings she noticed
that she had forgotten her purse. Ty took John home first and he and Sherilyn started
back, never to be seen alive again, after reaching this destination.
My life as it was is gone forever, for
without Ty nothing seems to matter except to get the persons responsible for his death and
have justice prevail and help others, in my same situation, if I can. I dont even
want to know the terror, horror, the putting of guns to his head, the hitting, pushing and
violence he was put though before and after he was shot. Ty asked to be brought home to me
after he was shot so I could get him to the hospital. These savage violent creatures (they
cant be human) then drove Ty to a remote location and where he wouldnt be
found quickly, still alive, took the keys out of the car and left. I know whatever
happens, the legal system will never do enough to Tys murderers to repay for my
sons life and what he had to contribute. The death penalty would be too good for
these creatures, I pray that they will be sent to prison for life without the possibly of
I know New Mexico must reinstate (or put
back into use/practice) the death penalty to deter the violence and murder in our state.
Also the so-called "GOOD TIME" for persons serving time must he rescinded. Out
of the eight that was on the premises only four were charged. In my opinion, everyone who
was present is "guilty of first degree murder"! They did not do anything
to prevent the murder, they did not call the police and they did not call emergency
services for a wounded person. I know that if you are the first one at an automobile
accident and you do not stop and render aid you are in violation of the law. This should
also be the case in any event or crime that puts peoples lives in danger or at risk! This
will take all of us working together before anything can be accomplished and laws changed.
At this time, we are waiting for the
criminal and legal process to bring these persons to trial. I will update this information
when the process is complete.
Michael J. Toney Charges: First Degree
Murder (Willful and Deliberate); or in the alternative: First Degree Murder (Felony
Murder): Kidnapping (in the second degree); Conspiracy to commit Kidnapping (in the second
degree); False Imprisonment; Conspiracy to Commit False Imprisonment; Tampering with
Claudia Moreno Claudia Moreno
Charges: Murder in
the First Degree (Willful and Deliberate), False Imprisonment. Conspiracy to Commit False
Adam Montoya Charges: First Degree Murder
(Willful and Deliberate): or in the alternative: First Degree Murder (Felony
Murder): Kidnapping (in the second degree):Conspiracy to commit Kidnapping (in the
second degree); False Imprisonment; Conspiracy to Commit False Imprisonment. Trial set for
May 11 - 14, 1999.
Robert Douglas Aragon Robert Douglas Aragon
Receive, transport or possess a firearm, and the Defendant had been convicted of a felony
offence within the preceding ten years, a fourth-degree felony.
Others who were present and not charged: Sherilyn
Brown, Odin Flores, Alexandria Dawn Astorga and Mindy K. Milhiron. I still will not
give up and hope these persons will be prosecuted after further investigation and
information received at the trails of the others.
WANTED WANTED --
Sherilyn C. Brown
for questioning in the "Ty Lowery Murder Case".
This picture was
taken in November 1997 and her last known location was the Huntington Beach, California
area. Sherilyn is approximately 32 years old, 58" (or slightly taller) and
about 125 pounds, shoulder length brown hair. Sherilyn has a teenage son.
Anyone with information can contact the
Dona Ana County Sheriffs Department, Las Cruces, NM, 505-525-1911 or 800-332-2121
and ask for Ed Miranda, Robert Jones or Ben Venable or call Crimestoppers at 505-526-8000