PORTLAND (AP) — A former Maine health official accused of binding her 5-year-old foster child in a high chair with duct tape and convicted of manslaughter in the child’s death has been released from prison.
WCSH-TV reports ex-Department of Health and Human Services supervisor Sally Schofield left prison Tuesday.
Schofield was sentenced to 17 years in the 2001 death of Logan Marr, who suffocated in the overturned high chair in Schofield’s basement in Chelsea. It was later learned the placement of Logan and her sister in Schofield’s home violated state rules because of her Department of Health and Human Services employment.
Logan’s mother calls Schofield a monster and says she shouldn’t have been released.
Conditions of Schofield’s probation prohibit her from contact with children except her own children and those of her relatives with supervision.
Schofield has denied intentionally harming Logan.
Christy Baker sits outside the State House following a new conference Monday, April 23, 2001, in Augusta, Maine. Baker holds a photo of her daughter, Logan Marr, 5, who died Jan. 31, 2001, while in foster care. Sally Schofield, 40, foreground, arrives at the Lincoln County Courthouse, Tuesday, June 18, 2002, in Wiscasset. Schofield, a former DHS caseworker, is on trial for the murder of foster child, Logan Marr, 5, in January 2001. Sally Ann Schofield, bottom, sits during her sentencing hearing in Kennebec County Superior Court on Sept. 26, 2002 in Augusta on manslaughter charges. She was convicted in the death of 5-year-old Logan Marr. In the background center is the biological mother of the child, Christie Reposa, Resposa’s mother Katlyn Badger, right, and an unidentified woman, left.