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Schenectady woman convicted of killing child released from jail

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SCHENECTADY COUNTY, N.Y. - Marybeth Tinning, the Schenectady woman convicted of killing her infant daughter in the 1980s and suspected of killing seven of her eight other children, has been released from prison after being sentenced to 20 years to life.

A jury convicted Tinning of killing her ninth child, 4-month-old Tami Lynne, in December 1985.

Tami Lynne was one of Marybeth and Joseph Tinning's 8 young children to die under suspicious circumstances.

Tinning's parole has come a few months after convicted New York City cop killer Herman Bell's release was also approved. Their releases have prompted calls for changes to the state's parole system.

Last month, State Senator Jim Tedisco (R – Glenville) and Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo, gathered in Saratoga County to call for the passage of bills to reform the parole process.

The legislation would focus on keeping sexual predators and severely violent offenders from being eligible for an early release.

A statement today regarding Tinning’s release from the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision reads, “This morning, Marybeth Tinning was released from the Taconic Correctional Facility in Bedford Hills, NY (Westchester County). Tinning is being supervised in Schenectady County. For safety and security reasons, the Department does not issue specific residential, reporting or employment information for individuals on Community Supervision.”

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