The evil mother of tragic Baby P could soon be released from jail after the Parole Board made a decision to free her. Tracey Connelly, 40, was jailed in 2009 over the death of her son who died after suffering from months of abuse.
Seventeen-month-old Peter Connelly – known as Baby P – suffered more than 50 injuries including a snapped spine and eight broken ribs. He was tragically found dead in 2007.
Tracey was imprisoned indefinitely with a minimum term of five years for causing or allowing her sons death. She was released in 2013 on a lifelong license but was recalled in 2015 for after breaching it’s terms.
She has since been turned down by the Parole Board on three separate occasions. On Wednesday, the board found that she no longer poses a risk to the public meaning that she could be freed within weeks.
A spokesperson for the Parole Board said: “We can confirm that a panel of the Parole Board has directed the release of Tracey Connelly following an oral hearing.
“Parole Board decisions are solely focused on what risk a prisoner could represent to the public if released and whether that risk is manageable in the community.”
They added: “Parole reviews are undertaken thoroughly and with extreme care. Protecting the public is our number one priority.”
Tracey would have faced another two years in prison if the board had rejected her bid. Baby P was found dead at the hands of Connelly, her lover Steven Barker and his brother Jason Owen.
He died despite being on the at-risk register and receiving 60 visits from social workers, police and health professionals over the final eight months of his life. Barker was jailed in 2009 for a minimum of 32 years for torturing the 17-month-old to death and Owen received a six year jail sentence for allowing the toddler to die.