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Mom sentenced to life without parole in deaths of 2 girls banished by Colorado doomsday cult

Posted at 12:08 PM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 14:08:08-04

TELLURIDE, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado woman has received life in prison without parole in the deaths of her daughters who were banished to a car without food or water by members of a doomsday religious group because the girls were thought to have been impure.

Nashika Bramble was sentenced Tuesday for killing 10-year-old Makayla Roberts and 8-year-old Hannah Marshall. The sisters' bodies were found in a car parked on a farm near the southwestern Colorado town of Norwood in September 2017.

Authorities said they died of heat, dehydration and starvation.

Bramble was convicted in July of two counts of first-degree murder. She was a member of a religious group that moved to the property earlier in 2017. Other group members also were charged in the girls' deaths.