EDMONTON — An Alberta woman who killed her baby after secretly giving birth in her parents’ basement won’t be going to prison.
A judge in Edmonton has given Katrina Effert a suspended sentence and put her on three years probation.
Effert was 19 when she strangled the newborn with her thong underwear and tossed his body over a fence into her neighbour’s backyard in Wetaskiwin.
She was twice convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 10 years.
But the Alberta Court of Appeal ruled earlier this year that the murder conviction was unreasonable and substituted one of infanticide.
Medical experts testified Effert had a disturbed mind when she killed her baby.
The Crown has asked the Supreme Court of Canada to hear the case.