Judge orders NY to free Laurie Kellogg, a woman who got teen to kill her husband
A Manhattan judge has ordered New York State to release Laurie Kellogg, a woman serving 25 years to life for the murder of her husband in Seneca County in 1991.
At the time, her case made national headlines and was made into a movie.
In a ruling that quoted Bob Dylan lyrics and movie dialogue from "Chicago" and "City Slickers," State Supreme Court Justice Arthur F. Egoron Thursday gave the state 30 days to release Kellogg from Taconic Correctional Facility.
Kellogg, 52, was convicted 25 years ago of murdering her husband, Bruce Kellogg, in his Seneca County cottage.
Prosecutors said she drove four teenagers from Pennsylvania to Bruce Kellogg's summer cottage in the town of Romulus on June 9, 1991. There one of the teens, Denver McDowell, then 19, shot Bruce Kellogg in the head while he slept on the couch.
Laurie Kellogg's defense said she was a battered wife, which was disputed by her husband's siblings.
She was convicted in 1992 of second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter, first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal use of a firearm and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. A Seneca County judge sentenced her to 25 years to life for the second degree murder.
Her story was told in the movie "Lies of the Heart: The Story of Laurie Kellogg
" starring Jennie Garth as Laurie and Gregory Harrison as Bruce Kellogg. The 1994 movie was distributed by ABC.By Charley Hannagan | firstname.lastname@example.org
on March 23, 2017 at 5:52 PM