Trial starts Tuesday for woman charged with killing daughters

Date: 2010-02-15
Source: wtop.com

ROCKVILLE, Md. - The murder trial for a woman charged with killing her two adoptive daughters and storing their bodies in a freezer begins on Tuesday.

Prosecutors say Renee Bowman asphyxiated Jasmine and Minett Bowman in May 2006. Police found the bodies of two of Bowman's daughters in a basement freezer in September 2007. Another child was found wandering her Calvert County neighborhood.

Prosecutors have been relying on statements Bowman made to police as well as evidence found when her home was searched, but according to court records, evidence of bite marks on the girls' bodies will not be introduced during the trial.

The defense had argued the technology that would have determined if the bite marks were inflicted by the girls' mother was not reliable.

Bowman has already been convicted and sentenced to 25 years in prison on child abuse charges related to her surviving daughter.

WTOP's Neal Augenstein contributed to this report.

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ROCKVILLE, Md. - The murder trial for a woman charged with killing her two adoptive daughters and storing their bodies in a freezer begins on Tuesday.

Prosecutors say Renee Bowman asphyxiated Jasmine and Minett Bowman in May 2006. Police found the bodies of two of Bowman's daughters in a basement freezer in September 2007. Another child was found wandering her Calvert County neighborhood.

Prosecutors have been relying on statements Bowman made to police as well as evidence found when her home was searched, but according to court records, evidence of bite marks on the girls' bodies will not be introduced during the trial.

The defense had argued the technology that would have determined if the bite marks were inflicted by the girls' mother was not reliable.

Bowman has already been convicted and sentenced to 25 years in prison on child abuse charges related to her surviving daughter.

WTOP's Neal Augenstein contributed to this report.

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