· A Maryland woman, who adopted three children, was convicted Monday of murdering two of the girls and storing the bodies in a
· Renee Bowman, 44, kept the bodies of the two young girls on ice for months while she continued to collect subsidies paid to
parents who adopt special-needs children, receiving a total of about $150,000 since adopting the girls.
· The bodies were found after the third daughter escaped by jumping out a window.
· The girl, now 9 and living with new foster parents, testified in the murder trial last week about the abuse she and her sisters
endured — being beaten with a baseball bat and shoes and choked until they lost consciousness.
· The girl's older sisters, Minnet and Jasmine Bowman, were both younger than 10 when they died, though authorities were never able to determine exactly when the murders occurred.
· Nobody knew they were missing, and there are no records the children were ever enrolled in school.
· Prosecutors said they would ask for life in prison without the possibility of parole when Bowman is sentenced March 22.
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