Betty Smithey

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America's Longest-Serving Female Inmate Freed

Betty Smithey spent 49 years in prison for murdering 15-month-old

(Newser) - With the help of a cane, Betty Smithey walked out of prison yesterday after 49 years behind bars, following the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency's declaration that she was no longer any threat to society. It was a day that for decades seemed unlikely to ever come. Smithey was...

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