Md. woman gets 25 years for abusing her daughter

Date: 2010-01-08
Source: townhall.com

By SARAH KARUSH

A Maryland woman accused of killing two of her adopted daughters and keeping their bodies in a freezer has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for abusing a third daughter.

The girl was 7 when she was found wandering around her neighborhood in a bloodstained nightshirt after escaping through a window. In court Friday, she read a statement in a soft voice in which she said people "should never do things to a little girl" that 44-four-year-old Renee Bowman did to her.

Judge Marjorie L. Clagett sentenced Bowman to the maximum sentence allowed because of the horrific nature of the crime.

Bowman pleaded guilty in September to first-degree child abuse. She has a separate trial scheduled for February in Montgomery County on murder charges.

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