Woman convicted of killing disabled daughter released from prison on bond

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A suburban mother who was convicted of killing her severely disabled daughter was released from prison this afternoon.

An appeals court allowed Bonnie Liltz to go free on bond while she appeals her conviction.

Liltz’s attorney Thomas Glasgow says that since she reported to prison her health has declined.  In an appeal, he asked that she be released to better deal with medical issues.

Glasgow received the court order setting a 5,000 dollar bond on Thursday.

Liltz was convicted of killing her 28-year-old disabled daughter last year in a failed murder-suicide attempt.  It was described in court as “an act of love.”

Liltz, 56-year-old single mother and two-time ovarian cancer survivor cared for her adopted daughter Courtney.

Courtney suffered from cerebral palsy, and when Liltz’s health began to fail, she believed her best option was to kill her daughter and herself, so that Courtney wouldn’t be institutionalized.

Liltz gave Courtney a fatal dose of medication, and then took it herself.

Her daughter died, but she recovered.

Liltz pleaded guilty to the reduced charge of involuntary manslaughter.