Baby P’s killer mum to be freed from prison!

The killer of Baby P could be set free within weeks after a judge refused the Dominic Raab’s attempt to block her release. 

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The move sparked a furious row, with the Justice Secretary raging against the decision to release Tracey Connelly, saying it showed why the parole board ‘needs a fundamental overhaul’.  

Connelly was jailed for a minimum of five years in 2009, for causing or allowing the death of her tortured 17-month-old son Peter in a horrific case that shocked the nation.

In March the Parole Board announced she had been cleared for release due to a low risk of reoffending. But within hours Mr Raab vowed to block the move, describing the notorious case as ‘harrowing’.

Responding to the news today, Mr Raab said Connelly’s actions were ‘pure evil’ and added: ‘The decision to release her demonstrates why the parole board needs a fundamental overhaul – including a ministerial check for the most serious offenders – so that it serves and protects the public.’   

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