Louise Woodward: Newton au pair convicted of killing baby is pregnant

Louise Woodward in 1997. Photo via klaaskids.org.
Louise Woodward was convicted of killing the baby in 1997. Credit: klaaskids.org

The English nanny who in 1997 was convicted of killing an 8-month-old Newton baby is expecting a child of her own, according to the Sunday Mercury newspaper.

Louise Woodward, 35, is living in rural England with her husband. She is about seven months pregnant, according to the paper.

Woodward was just 19 years old when she was convicted of killing Matthew Eappen by shaking and slamming him. After the attack, the infant slipped into a coma and eventually died.

The court case drew international attention, as it was televised worldwide. Woodward, who maintained her innocence throughout the trial, served 279 days at MCI Framingham.

Friends describe Woodward, who now lives in the English farming community of South Shropshire, as “content.”

One friend told the Sunday Mercury: “She looks different now… happier. I think she’s happy.”

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