Wednesday, September 10
Mother Who Drowned Her 3 Children Released From Illinois Prison After 2 Years
An Illinois woman convicted in the drowning deaths of her three children has been released on parole after serving part of a 10-year sentence, prison officials said Tuesday.
An Illinois Department of Corrections spokesman said Amanda Hamm left prison Tuesday morning. Hamm was convicted of child endangerment in 2006 in the deaths of 6-year-old Christopher Hamm, 3-year-old Austin Brown and 23-month-old Kyleigh Hamm who died after the family's car sank in a lake in central Illinois.
Hamm's boyfriend is serving a life sentence after being convicted of first-degree murder in the deaths.
Prosecutors alleged Hamm and the boyfriend planned the drownings at the lake near their home in Clinton because the children were in the way of their relationship.
The couple has claimed the deaths were a tragic accident.
Posted by Miss Pearl at 9/10/2008