A Kansas woman who was convicted in the brutal killing of her daughters has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Dorothy M. Bowers, 58, who also was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of her husband and the death in a fire that devastated their Wichita home, was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge William H. Boggs.
She had pleaded not guilty in August to a string of charges, including arson, kidnapping, assault and aggravated rape.
The conviction was a blow to her family and to the entire religious community.
She had pleaded guilty in October to four counts of aggravated murder and six counts of first degree murder.
Bowers was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wichita.
She was the wife of a former pastor, and she had four other children with her.