Woman who killed daughter in '80s granted parole on 7th try

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A New York woman convicted of killing her infant daughter in the 1980s and suspected of killing seven of her eight other children has been granted parole.

The state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision says Monday that 75-year-old Marybeth Tinning could be released from prison as early as next month. Her release from a Westchester County prison was approved last week after a parole hearing, her seventh since being imprisoned in 1987.

A jury convicted the Schenectady resident of killing her ninth child, 4-month-old Tami Lynne, in December 1985. She was one of Marybeth and Joseph Tinning's eight young children to die between 1972 and 1985 under suspicious circumstances.

Authorities believe the couple's first child died of natural causes.

Marybeth Tinning was sentenced to 20 years to life.


This story has been corrected to show slain daughter's age was 4 months, not 4 years.