How can this happen? This woman who was CONVICTED of drowning 3 kids (2 who appear to be her own based on their last names, maybe all 3) is now out on parole. She served almost 5 years of a 10 year prison sentence and now she's out on parole. FOXNews.com - Illinois Mother Convicted in Drowning Deaths of 3 Children Free on Parole - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News Why isn't she in jail for life? Those kids had their lives robbed from them and now she's free to go on with her life. It appears that she only HELPED drown but didn't actually do the drowning. Her boyfriend did. He is serving a life sentence. I'm not sure how being an accomplice to murder should mean you are off the hook.