I have to admit that I don't remember reading about this "infamous" child killer, Joel Steinberg, but apparently he's been released after serving 17 years of a 25 year sentence for killing his adopted six-year-old stepdaughter:
PINE CITY, N.Y. - Infamous child killer Joel Steinberg was released from prison Wednesday after nearly 17 years behind bars for the 1987 beating death of his 6-year-old adopted daughter.
The former lawyer, now 63, served two-thirds of the maximum 25-year manslaughter sentence. He has continued to deny responsibility for the girl's death.
The part about his continuing to deny responsibility for the girl's death is interesting. How did he get early release while continuing to deny responsibility? Did he have Eugene Young from "The Practice" represent him at his parole hearing?
Or maybe he got an early medical release. He is 63, according to the story.
 There was an episode of "The Practice" where Eugene represented a client who only needed to admit (falsely) that he killed the victim to win parole. The guy wouldn't do it. Eugene made some impassioned argument, and surprisingly, the client won his release.