Lori Berenson Has Baby While Serving Sentence in Peru
In 2004, American Lori Berenson lost her last appeal of her 20 year sentence (earlier reduced from life) in Peru.
This week she had a baby boy. The father is Anibal Apari, a lawyer in Lima who also served time as a member of the Tupac Amaru Revelutionary Movement. They met in jail and have been married since 2003.
Lori is now 39. As horrible as conditions must be in a Peruvian jail, at least they allow her to keep and raise her baby until he's 3 years old.
She'll be eligible for parole in 2010, and if she is granted release, she'll be deported to the U.S. where her father is looking forward to helping raise the baby.
"I'm just ecstatic. This child will likely be my only grandchild, and I'm going to spoil him if I can," her father, Mark Berenson, a former college professor, told The Associated Press.
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