Last of defendants sentenced in starvation death of teen

February 1, 2019

ADEL, Iowa (AP) — The last of several people charged in the starvation death of a 16-year-old Iowa girl has been sentenced to prison.

Station KCCI reports that Josie Bousman was sentenced Friday to up to 14 years after she pleaded guilty to neglect and two child endangerment counts in the death of Sabrina Ray. Bousman lived in the home with the teen and was there when the teen died in May 2017. Sabrina weighed just 56 pounds (25.4 kilograms) at the time of her death.

Sabrina’s adoptive parents pleaded guilty to charges ranging from child endangerment to kidnapping in the case . The mother, Misty Jo Bousman Ray, was sentenced a life sentence without parole and her husband, Marc Ray, got 80 years in prison. An adoptive grandmother and brother also received prison sentences.


Information from: KCCI-TV, http://www.kcci.com

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