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Woman convicted in toddler’s death released from prison

November 26, 2016 GMT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A woman convicted of lying to protect her boyfriend in the beating death of his 2-year-old son has been released from prison after about four months of a 10-year sentence.

Lesley Sue Marcotte was sentenced in July after pleading guilty to hindering apprehension or conviction in the death of Malik Drummond.

Marcotte and Jeffery Clifton reported the boy missing in November 2014. A year later Marcotte said the boy was killed by Clifton, who is serving 40 years for second-degree murder and abuse of a corpse.

Arkansas Department of Correction spokesman Solomon Graves told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ( ) that Marcotte was released Nov. 18 to Arkansas Community Correction, which provides parole supervision and residential-style centers with educational programs and employment counseling.


An agency spokeswoman didn’t answer a phone call Saturday.