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Sally Schofield wants probation eased once released from prison

11:41 AM, May 15, 2013   |    comments
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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A Maine woman serving a 17-year sentence for the suffocation death of her foster child wants her probation conditions eased once she's released from prison.

But a judge on Tuesday rejected Sally Ann Schofield's request to relax her probation conditions banning direct or indirect contact with children under 12, ruling that it's premature because she's still in prison.

Schofield was convicted of manslaughter in the 2001 death of 5-year-old Logan Marr, who died after Schofield bound her with duct tape and left her alone in her basement in Chelsea.

The Kennebec Journal reported that Schofield's attorney indicated that Schofield's eligible for home confinement later this year and is concerned she could violate probation if she has incidental contact with a child at a grocery store, at church or elsewhere.

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