Woman Convicted For Torturing Adopted Twins

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A 30-year-old Warren woman convicted of torturing her adopted 8-year-old twin daughters was sentenced Thursday to up to 25 years in prison.

Tamika Williams was convicted last month of two counts each of torture and first-degree child abuse. She stabbed the girls with glass and knives, beat them with cable wire, shoes and exercise equipment, bathed them in bleach water, burned them with cigarettes and dunked them in a toilet filled with urine, according to court filings and prosecutors.

The children reportedly suffered bruises, welts and burns until they were taken from the home in November. They are now in foster care.

Williams, who adopted the girls in 2005 from a home in Southfield, said the twins harmed themselves and that she didn't notice the marks investigators said covered them.

Court hearings had to be delayed because the twins were reportedly too afraid of her to take the stand.

Williams could have faced up to life in prison.

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