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Bowman gets 25 years for child abuse, still faces murder trial

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 the abuse of a third daughter after the girl confronted her in court.

The girl, who was 7 when she was found wandering around her Lusby neighborhood in a bloodstained nightshirt after escaping through a window, 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.

Calvert County Circuit Court 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.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  January 8, 2010; 3:30 PM ET
Categories:  Calvert , From the Courthouse , Montgomery  
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Every state is trying to meet budget and they waste the little money they have on this BS. This POS would have been sentenced to life in prison or death for the murder of the two girls but because it's about REVENGE they also must try he else where. No different than the DC snipers. They should have been tried in FED. court but since they we're afraid they wouldn’t get a death sentence they instead chose VA. So when it was said and done 4-5 trials later at a cost of several hundred thousand dollars (your tax dollars) it’s abuse of the system by the system.

Posted by: askgees | January 8, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

The Ronnie White jail cell has an opening. . .

Posted by: mlincoln1 | January 8, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

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