Baby P's Mother Could Be Released From Prison Within Days

14/08/2014 16:54 | Updated 22 May 2015

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The mother of Baby P could walk free from prison within days after serving just six years for allowing her son to be tortured to death by her boyfriend.

Tracey Connelly may be set free this week because experts believe she poses 'no danger to the public'.

A parole board panel is considering fresh evidence about the 32-year-old after her parole hearing was adjourned in July for further reports. This could see her released from prison in the next couple of days.

Connelly was branded 'manipulative, self-centred and calculating' during her trial in the Old Bailey but assessments by psychologists and probation officers now suggest that she poses no threat to public safety.

It is understood that she has shown remorse for what happened to her son Peter, which is crucial to her plea for freedom.

Connelly was jailed indefinitely in 2009 after she admitted doing nothing while her little boy was tortured to death by her boyfriend Steven Barker and his paedophile brother Jason Owen.

Peter was just 17 months old when he was found dead in his blood-spattered cot at his mother's north London flat, after suffering a catalogue of injuries, including a broken back.

Owen was freed on licence in 2011 after serving half his six-year sentence for causing or allowing Peter Connelly to die.

Barker was given an indefinite sentence with a tariff of 10 years after being convicted of causing or allowing Peter's death.


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