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Posted at 3:30 PM ET, 01/ 8/2010

Woman sentenced to 25 years for child abuse

By Washington Post editors

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, according to the Associated Press.

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.

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
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25 Years is a slap on the wrist. She deserved the death penalty! I don’t understand our justice system…..thank goodness I’m not a job or I’d be handing out capital punishment sentences left and right!

Posted by: Nita1 | January 8, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

She has yet to stand trial for the murders of the other two little girls. There's hope yet...

Posted by: MsAyesha22 | January 8, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

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