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30th Mar 2022

Baby P’s mother will be released from prison in a matter of weeks

Kat O'Connor

Baby Peter was tortured to death in 2007.

The mother of Baby P is set to be released from jail in a matter of weeks.

In August 2007, 17-month-old Peter Connelly was killed. The young boy suffered over 50 injuries throughout an 8 month period.

His mother Tracey Connelly, her partner Steven Barker and his brother Jason Owen were all found guilty of allowing or causing the death of a child.

Tracey pleaded guilty to the charge.

In 2009, she was jailed indefinitely with a minimum term of 5 years.

She was released in 2013 but was sent back to prison when she was caught selling explicit photos of herself online.

She has been refused release on multiple occasions, but her latest appeal has been accepted.

Connelly will likely be released from prison in a matter of weeks.

The 40-year-old claims she is a changed woman but has to agree to multiple conditions if she is released.

She cannot drink alcohol and must inform the police of new relationships she forms.

She also has to wear a tag.

Barker and Owen caused over 50 injuries, including a broken back, broken ribs, missing fingernails, and even mutilated fingertips.

It was also revealed that Baby Peter was punched in the face, which caused a tooth to come loose. The young boy was found in his coat, blue and wearing nothing but his nappy. He was rushed to hospital in Middlesex, but he was pronounced dead a short time after.

A post-mortem found that he had swallowed his tooth and choked on it.

Barker was sentenced to a minimum of 32 years in prison for torturing Peter to death. He was also found guilty of raping a 2-year-old girl.

Owen was sentenced to 6 years in prison for allowing Peter’s death, but he was released in 2014.