A Schenectady woman convicted 30 years ago of killing her infant daughter and long suspected in the deaths of her other children, has been granted parole and could be back in the area soon, living with her husband in Duanseburg.

According to the Times Union, Marybeth Tinning, 75, could be released from prison as soon as next month, according to the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

Her exact release date is unclear, but the state inmate website lists her earliest possible release as Aug. 21. She is currently housed at the medium-security Taconic Correctional Facility in Bedford Hills, Westchester County.

When she is released, she will remain under parole supervision for the rest of her life according to the Daily Gazette.

Tinning was sentenced in 1987 to 20 years to life in state prison for her conviction in the 1985 smothering death of her 4-month-old daughter Tami Lynne in a story that garnered national attention.  A book titled MOM: The Killer as well as HBO's documentary series Autopsy chronicled the life and crime of Tinning.

She is expected to return back to the Capital Region and live with her husband Joseph Tinning  who told The Gazette on Sunday that his wife was informed of the decision late last week. She then told him.

"It's very emotional," Joseph Tinning said of the decision. "She was very emotional telling me.

Mary Beth Tinning

Marybeth Tinning (Courtesy: New York State Department of Correctional Services)




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