Female Inmate Freed After 49 Years in Prison

August 14, 2012 Updated Aug 14, 2012 at 12:10 PM EDT

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Female Inmate Freed After 49 Years in Prison

August 14, 2012 Updated Aug 14, 2012 at 12:10 PM EDT

She's finally free.

According to The Arizona Republic, an Arizona woman who was the nation's longest-serving female inmate has been released after 49 years in prison.

The woman, 69, was released Monday following a parole hearing, according to The Arizona Republic report. She had been in prison since being convicted of murdering a 15-month-old girl in 1963, according to The Arizona Republic report.

Read The Arizona Republic story HERE.