Board grants clemency hearing to mom who killed baby

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials have granted a clemency hearing to a Danbury woman serving 18 years in prison for drowning her newborn baby in a toilet.

The Hartford Courant reports that the state Board of Pardons and Paroles granted the hearing to Panna Krom on Tuesday in Waterbury. It’s tentatively scheduled for July 26.

Related: Board to consider clemency request by mom who killed baby

The 26-year-old Krom’s clemency petition says her sentence is excessive and she would be an asset to society. She’s asking that the second half of her sentence be replaced with five years of probation.

Krom was sentenced in 2008 after pleading guilty to manslaughter. Authorities say she was 17 in 2006 when she delivered the baby in a bathroom at home, drowned the girl in a toilet and hid the body in her bedroom closet.

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Information from: Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com

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