State moves for new evidence against Renee Bowman

Date: 2009-08-14
Source: somdnews.com

By JEFF NEWMAN

A state's motion for the introduction of other criminal evidence in the attempted murder case of Renee Bowman, 44, was heard last Friday in Calvert County Circuit Court.

Bowman, of Lusby, was indicted in October 2008 on one count each of first- and second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault and first- and second-degree child abuse after her adopted daughter, then 7, was found in September 2008 wandering the streets of Lusby covered in bruises and wearing a shirt "soaked in blood and human feces," according to charging documents. The girl, now 8, had escaped Bowman's home by jumping from a second-story window.

Bowman has also been charged in Montgomery County with the murder of her two other adopted daughters, whose remains were found in a freezer at her home when police served a search warrant following the discovery of the surviving child. Police determined the two girls died while the family was living in Montgomery County.

Calvert County State's Attorney Laura Martin (R) requested at the hearing that information about the deaths of the other two children be introduced in Bowman's Calvert County trial. Bowman was not present at the hearing because she was being held in Montgomery County. Bowman's attorney waived her presence.

Judge Marjorie Clagett did not rule on the motion at the hearing, opting to do so at a later date.

jnewman@somdnews.com

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