Rockford Man Convicted of Killing Toddler Set Free Over Easter Weekend
Yesterday, while many of you were spending time with your children, hunting for Easter eggs and eating brunch, one man, who was responsible for the death of a child, was being released from prison.
According to WREX, 62-year-old Richard Howard, was released from the Dixon Correctional Facility, after only serving 18 years of a 45 year prison sentence.
Howard was found guilty of first degree murder after beating his girlfriend's daughter, 22-month old Carrie Lynn Gaines to death and concealing her death for more than 5 years.
He will be on supervised release until 2021 at an unknown residence.
I wish I had more details about the reasoning behind his release, I know laws have changed since he was convicted and since the crime took place.
If you ask me, anyone who murders a child should never be released; in fact, I'm surprised he even survived. Perhaps I watch too much TV, but I always thought that baby killers didn't really last long in prison.