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Judge denies request to keep Argentine Township mother behind bars

An Argentine Township mother convicted in the death of her young son will be granted parole in April.

That’s after Genesee County Circuit Court Judge Chris Christenson rejected a request from the family of 4-year-old Dominick Calhoun to reconsider a decision by the Michigan Parole Board that Corrine Baker should be released from prison after serving her minimum sentence.

Baker pleaded guilty in 2010 to second-degree murder and second-degree child abuse in the beating death of Calhoun, and was sentenced to 13 to 30 years in prison. Her boyfriend, Brandon Hayes, is serving a sentence of life without parole after authorities say he beat the little boy over several days. Baker was accused of not intervening to stop the beatings.

Calhoun’s family requested an appeal of the parole board’s ruling, but the judge on Friday said he was bound by “court rules and case law in evaluating and determining whether leave is permissible.”

Rachel Smith, the attorney for Dominick’s father, Eric Calhoun, said the early release was not appropriate.

“She hasn’t taken responsibility. I don’t know how we protect society from these crimes happening again.”

Baker says she has turned her life around and hopes others can find forgiveness.

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