Three indicted in killing of 16-year-old Arnesha Bowers


http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/blog/bs-md-ci-arnesha-bowers-indictments-20150630-story.html

 Adonay Dixon, 23, was charged earlier this month for the brutal killing of Arnesha Bowers. Baltimore Police Department
Adonay Dixon, 23, was charged earlier this month for the brutal killing of Arnesha Bowers.
John Childs, 20, was charged in the rape and murder. Baltimore Police Department
John Childs, 20, was charged in the rape and murder.
Raeshawn Rivers, 14, was arrested days after the older suspects. Baltimore Police Department
Raeshawn Rivers, 14, was arrested days after the older suspects.

Three people in Baltimore, including a teenage boy, have been indicted for murder, rape, arson and gang charges in the brutal death of a high school girl, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Adonay Dixon, 23, and John Childs, 20, were the first two suspects charged for the murder of 16-year-old Arnesha Bowers, the Baltimore Sun reported. They were accused of breaking into Bowers’ home, sexually assaulting her, killing her, and stealing $40 in cash, an iPad and a laptop.

Days later, 14-year-old Raeshawn Rivers, who knew Bowers, was arrested and charged as an adult.

After the arrests in early June, Dixon and Childs were slapped with new charges for gang activity. Prosecutors have yet to specify where those charges come from, but detectives have said they believed the two were members of the Bloods and the brutal murder might have been an initiation ritual.

Dixon’s mom, Sandra Dixon, has previously refuted any gang connection to her son, despite hesitating to claim he is innocent, WBAL reported.

Arnesha Bowers, 16, was raped and murdered earlier this month, and her was body left in her grandmother's burning home, according to police. Facebook
Arnesha Bowers, 16, was raped and murdered earlier this month, and her was body left in her grandmother’s burning home, according to police.

Bowers, an 11th-grader at Baltimore City College, was found dead June 7 in her grandmother’s home, which was set on fire. Police said she was kidnapped and raped, then had her genitals set on fire to hide evidence of the rape before she was strangled.

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