Ohio mom who drowned children gets limited release
Written by Associated Press   
Thursday, 06 June 2013 05:59

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio woman found not guilty by reason of insanity in the bathtub drowning deaths of her two children has been granted conditional release from a mental treatment facility.

A judge in Cincinnati on Wednesday granted 35-year-old Bridget Stovall the conditional release to a group home and ordered monitoring for continued use of her medication as a condition of that release.

Stovall's lawyer said in 2001 that Stovall believed she was exorcising the devil from her 20-month-old son and 4-year-old daughter and didn't realize her actions were wrong.

She initially faced two counts of aggravated murder in a potential death penalty case. A three-judge panel found her not guilty by reason of insanity in July 2002.

Medical experts said Stovall suffered from paranoid delusions and hallucinations.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.


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