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Patricia Krentcil is charged with child endangerment.

Nutley Police Detective Anthony Montanari said police were called to an elementary school April 24 because the kindergartner was experiencing pain as a result of a “pretty severe sunburn.”

Ms. Krentcil told TV stations that her daughter was in the room at the tanning salon, but not the booth.

New Jersey law prohibits anyone younger than 14 from using tanning salons.

Ms. Krentcil posted $25,000 bond and was released to authorities in Camden County, where she had an outstanding warrant on a municipal charge.


Only Canadian on death row in U.S. seeks clemency

HELENA — The only Canadian on death row in the United States is asking the Montana Parole Board to instead let him live the rest of his life in prison.

Ronald A. Smith of Red Deer, Alberta, was sentenced to death in 1983, seven months after he marched cousins Harvey Mad Man, 23, and Thomas Running Rabbit, 20, into the woods just off U.S. 2 near Marias Pass and shot them both in the head with a .22-caliber rifle.

They had picked up Smith, who was partying his way across northern Montana with some friends. Smith, 24 at the time of the killings, originally sought the death penalty, spurning a plea deal that would have spared his life.

The board is scheduled to listen to testimony from more than two dozen witnesses in a hearing that could extend through Thursday. Smith, 54, is scheduled to testify himself.

A document inadvertently released by the board last month showed a recommendation that Smith’s request be rejected. The board said the staff letter was just a recommendation for them to consider as they look at the case.

After the hearing, the board will consider whether to recommend that Smith’s sentence be commuted to life in prison. The ultimate decision lies with Gov. Brian Schweitzer.


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