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#ArneshaBowers: Suspect Denied Bail

UPDATE: Police have arrested a third male in connection to the murder of 16-year-old Arnesha Bowers, one of 10 women dead due to violent crimes in Baltimore within the last three months. Two of the defendants told detectives that a gang initiation lead them to stalk, sexually assault and murder Bowers in her home on June 7. 14-year-old Raseshawn Rivers will be tried as an adult due to his heavy involvement in the crime. Police say Rivers confirmed that the crime was indeed a gang initiation. Once the act was completed, one suspect would be granted admission into the gang while the other would be promoted.

One of two suspects accused of killing a 16-year-old teen before setting her house on fire was denied bail Tuesday during a review hearing, WBAL reports.

Arnesha Bowers’ body was found inside her home Sunday morning.

Adonay Dixon,23, faces more than 32 charges for his part in the crime. Dixon, along with John Childs, 20, are accused of sexually assaulting City College junior Arnesha Bowers before strangling her with an electrical cord.

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Dixon’s court records go back to 2009 for charges related to anything from armed robbery to assault. Child had just been released five days before Bowers was killed. He is also being held without bond.

Police commanders say the motive and crime was just wicked.

“The motive was evil,” Police Homicide Unit Maj. Stanley Bradford told WBAL. “Could you imagine leaving your child at home and two people come in to the house hell bent on death and destruction? I can only imagine what the last moments of Arnesha’s life was like. It had to have been pure hell.”

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