Board to consider clemency request by mom who killed baby

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WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials will review whether a Danbury woman serving 18 years in prison for drowning her newborn baby in a toilet should get a clemency hearing.

The state Board of Pardons and Paroles will consider Panna Krom’s request for a hearing Tuesday in Waterbury.

The 26-year-old Danbury woman is seeking an early release from prison. Her 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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