Mother sentenced to life in prison for daughters' deaths

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Published: Oct. 1, 2019 at 11:09 AM MDT
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The mother of two girls found dead on a western Colorado farm will spend the rest of her life in prison.

Tuesday morning, a judge sentenced Nashika Bramble to two life sentences without parole. The sentences will run consecutively.

The sentencing comes after a jury convicted the woman back in July of two counts of murder in the first degree for the deaths of her two daughters, 10-year-old Makayla Roberts and 8-year-old Hannah Marshall.

The girls' bodies were found in a remote area near Norwood back in September of 2017.

The doctor who conducted the autopsies say it's likely they died of dehydration, malnourishment and hyperthermia.

Bramble was one of five people arrested in connection to the deaths.

The Associated Press previously reported that one member of the small group told authorities that a woman arrested along with Bramble was acting as a "spiritual leader" and ordered the children to be kept in a car without food or water for days.

Madani Ceus, the woman described as the spiritual leader, faces murder charges in the case as well.

Ceus is scheduled back in court for a motions hearing in the case at the end of October.

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