Woman Convicted For Torturing Adopted Twins

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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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  • by Dennis Location: Jackson on Jul 14, 2007 at 10:30 PM
    She should be tortured the same way she tortured her kids. when she goes to prison.
  • by matt Location: monroe on Jul 14, 2007 at 05:52 AM
    Another person sucking up the tax dollars WE DON'T HAVE, stick her in a work program, or better yet take her out of state.
  • by Jamie Location: Sunfield on Jul 13, 2007 at 09:34 PM
    This is nuts. How dare this woman do this. These are children. I bet she wouldn't do this too an adult!To sit here and picture this happening is like reading it out of the book or seeing it on a Lifetime movie. This stuff shouldn't happen for real. justice will be servied and thank the Lord that they got out of this and are now on their way to a better life. Yes these are 8 year old girls but they are also going to be adults in 10 years. These girl don't need to grow up thinking they can do this to their children because that is all they will know if they stayed with this monster. These girls are young so hopefully they will forget or learn from this( in a good way that is). God bless these girls and i pray they or any child, our future adults have to go through this. :(
  • by Vickie Location: Limberg on Jul 13, 2007 at 08:19 AM
    I posted a comment about this yesterday, what because I said to get your dates correct on the year of adoption, my comment does not get posted. I think its a shame what she has done to these little girls.
  • by anonymous Location: lansing on Jul 13, 2007 at 07:12 AM
    this lady deserves to go to prison for the rest of her life.children and women were not put on this earth to be a punching bag or to suffer any other kind of abuses.
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