updated 7/29/2009 1:44:18 PM ET 2009-07-29T17:44:18

A District of Columbia woman has been found guilty of killing her four daughters.

D.C. Superior Court Judge Frederick H. Weisberg convicted 34-year-old Banita Jacks on Wednesday. He decided the case himself after Jacks waived her right to a jury trial.

Jacks was found guilty of four counts of felony murder, three counts of premeditated first-degree murder and other charges. She was acquitted of one count of premeditated first-degree murder.

U.S. Marshal deputies discovered the girls' decomposing bodies in January 2008 while carrying out an eviction at Jacks' southeast Washington row house. The girls are believed to have been ages 5 to 16 when they were killed.

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