CRIME
12/02/2013 10:06 am ET | Updated Jan 23, 2014

Louise Woodward, 'Killer Nanny,' Expecting Baby Of Her Own

The "killer nanny" is expecting a baby.

Louise Woodward, an English au pair once convicted in the death of an 8-month-old child, is seven months pregnant, the Mirror reports.

Woodward, 35, served 279 days in a Massachusetts prison for the 1997 death of baby Matthew Eappen. She now lives with her husband, Antony Elkes, 32, in the rural town of South Shropshire, Britain.

Woodward was 19 years old when her murder trial made headlines worldwide. The New York Post has more on her past:

Woodward was a cherubic teen when a jury convicted her of second-degree murder in a trial that riveted both nations. Jurors agreed with prosecutors and medical experts, that baby Matthew was shaken so violently he died of head injuries -- a lethal form of inflicted trauma that became widely known during the trial as Shaken Baby Syndrome, or SBS.

Woodward was sentenced to 15 years but spent just 279 days in prison after a judge agreed to reduce her conviction to involuntary manslaughter. Arguments over the case have raged ever since.

Following the case, Woodward retreated to her native England and gave few media interviews. She now spends her time teaching salsa and jive dance lessons, the Birmingham Mail reports.

“She looks different now... happier. I think she’s happy,” a friend told the newspaper.

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