Woodward sentence reduced, Net breaks news

A state Superior Court judge announced in e-mail messages sent to news organisations around the world this morning that last month's second-degree murder conviction of British au pair Louise Woodward for the death of a baby in her care was reduced to manslaughter. The change means Woodward could be released from prison almost immediately with time already served.

A state Superior Court judge announced in e-mail messages sent to news organisations around the world this morning that last month's second-degree murder conviction of British au pair Louise Woodward for the death of a baby in her care was reduced to manslaughter. The change means Woodward could be released from prison almost immediately with time already served.

The decision was released today directly to the Lawyers Weekly Web Site, hosted by Lycos.