Panna Krom was a Danbury High School senior, a onetime cheerleader and athlete bound for college, who hid her pregnancy from her family.
She delivered her baby, panicked, and drowned the infant in the toilet in December of 2006. Facing more serious charges, she pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and agreed to an 18-year prison sentence.
We can all agree that Krom should be punished for drowning her newborn baby daughter. Few crimes touch us more deeply than a mother who kills her child.
Sending a teenage girl to jail for 18 years is what I can’t get over.
Read today’s column.