Sentence reduced for mom who killed baby

October 8, 2009 10:19:53 AM PDT
An appeals court has released a New Jersey woman who threw her two babies down an air shaft because her father - who had raped her - ordered her to do it.

One of the children lived and was discovered in 2005.

The three-judge panel reduced the woman's sentence for reckless manslaughter and aggravated assault from five years to four, which she had already served.

The woman will be on parole for three years.

Her father was sentenced to 35 years in prison.

The Associated Press is not identifying the woman or her father because she was the victim of a sex crime.


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