|Convicted teenage killer released from prison|
|Tuesday, March 12, 2013 5:33 PM|
From Staff Reports
MARYSVILLE – A former Antwerp woman, convicted of fatally shooting her father, has been released from prison after more than 16 years.
Mindy Ann Berenyi, 33, was released from the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville on March 1.
Berenyi was 16 when she shot her father, William “Andy” Berenyi, in the back with a 12-gauge shotgun inside their rural Antwerp home in 1995. She claimed years of verbal and physical abuse spurred her actions.
This case was featured in a 1999 episode of the CBS news magazine “48 Hours,” bringing national attention to the matter.
She was convicted of aggravated murder with a firearm specification in October 1999 after two trials, a mistrial, two convictions and two appeals over the course of several years. Her final jury trial was moved to Lima due to public interest in the case and intense media coverage.
She was sentenced to 33 years imprisonment including a mandatory three-year gun specification. She had been in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction system since December 1996.
A definitions section of the ODCR website says the Ohio Parole Board decides when the offender is suitable for release after serving the minimum sentence minus time for good behavior and earned credits.
Berenyi will be under Adult Parole Authority for five years, reporting to a Columbus parole office.
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