Woman convicted in 13-year-old girl's death released

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NEW MILFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut woman who was part of a gang convicted in the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl is going to be released from prison early for good behavior.

The News-Times reports that Maggie Mae Bennett will be released on Oct. 10 after serving 17 years of a 19-year sentence for conspiracy.

Bennett is one of eight people - five men and three women - convicted in the kidnapping, beating, rape and drowning of Maryann Measles in 1997.

Measles' sister, Jennifer Johnson, calls Bennett's impending release "sickening."

Measles was preparing to make statutory rape allegations against two of the men in the gang, one 19-year-old and one 21-year-old.

Measles had had sex with Bennett's boyfriend, A.J. Walter, who is serving a 60-year sentence.

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