Woman sentenced for torturing twins

Date: 2007-07-12
Source: mi.gov

Woman sentenced for torturing twins

July 12, 2007
BY DAN CORTEZ
FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER

A Warren woman convicted of torturing her twin 8-year-old daughters was sentenced today to up to 25 years in prison.

Tamika Williams, 30, was convicted June 6 of two counts of torture and two counts of first degree child abuse. Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Mary Chrzanowski sentenced Williams to 15 to 25 years on the torture charges, and 10-15 years on the abuse charges. The sentences will be served concurrently.

Williams used the twins as ashtrays, stabbed them with glass and knives, burned them with cigarette lighters and beat them, according to court filings. Williams said the twins harmed themselves and that she didn’t notice the burns and bruises that investigators said covered the girls from head to toe.

Court hearings had to be delayed because the girls were afraid to testify in front of Williams.

A teacher at Warrendale Elementary School in Warren saw marks on the girls last year.

Williams was arrested Nov. 22.

Contact DAN CORTEZ at 586-469-1827 or dcortez@freepress.com.

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