CORNING - Karrie Neurauter, who pleaded guilty in late 2018 to second-degree manslaughter for her role in the August 2017 killing of her mother, Michele Neurauter, has been released from state prison, officials confirmed Thursday.
Neurauter, 22, was released Jan. 16 from Albion Correctional Facility under a one-year term of parole. She was sentenced in late 2018 by Steuben County Judge Peter Bradstreet to serve 1-3 years in state prison.
Karrie Neurauter initially pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the case, but in light of the confession of her father, Lloyd Neurauter, who said he had psychologically manipulated his daughter for years, the court agreed to reduce the charge to second-degree manslaughter. She waived her right to appeal as part of that decision.
Her father, Lloyd Neurauter, was sentenced in late 2018 to life without parole in his ex-wife’s killing. He is currently being held in the maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora.
During a court hearing on Karrie Neurauter’s sentencing, Michele Neurauter’s mother Jeannie Laundy spoke in Karrie’s favor, saying she didn’t think of Karrie as the person who killed her daughter.
Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Baker, who at the time called the judge’s decision proper, said Thursday that nothing has changed his views about the Karrie Neurauter case.
“If fact, if anything, [the more] information I have learned about the methodology the father used to get control, the more confident I am this was the appropriate result,” Baker said. “Obviously, so was the New York State Parole Board, because they found it appropriate to release her.”
Lloyd Neurauter, 47, of New Jersey, according to his own testimony in his guilty plea, strangled his ex-wife Michele Neurauter in the bedroom of her home on Dwight Avenue in Corning, then staged the scene to appear to be a suicide.
Karrie Neurauter admitted to assisting by distracting her younger sister while Lloyd Neurauter carried out the killing in the home.
Lloyd Neurauter also said he had threatened to kill himself if Karrie did not assist him in the killing.