Waterford Township woman convicted in 2018 death of husband released from prison

Tina Talbot said she feared for the lives of her son and herself

A Waterford Township woman convicted of manslaughter in the shooting death of her husband was released from prison Tuesday morning.

WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Waterford Township woman convicted of manslaughter in the shooting death of her husband was released from prison Tuesday morning.

Tina Talbot pleaded guilty in February 2019. At her sentencing hearing, she detailed the alleged abuse she and her son, who has special needs, endured at the hands of Milosz Szczepanowicz before his death.

Tina Talbot at sentencing. (WDIV)

On Sept. 14, 2018, she told a judge that she shot Szczepanowicz while fearing for the lives of her son and herself.

“He made it clear he intended on killing us that day,” Talbot said.

The judge sentenced Talbot to 20 months to 15 years for manslaughter. As part of her sentence, she was ordered to pay over $30,000 in restitution.

READ: Waterford Township woman details alleged abuse she endured before killing her husband

In July, Talbot told supporters from behind bars that she was told she would be paroled on Nov. 17, which is exactly 20 months.

Supporters have been calling on the state to free Talbot, while Szczepanowicz’s family has petitioned for her to stay locked up.

READ: Waterford Township woman who killed husband, citing years of abuse, granted parole

Watch the report from July 21, 2020, below:

A Waterford Township woman who said she killed her husband because of years of abuse has been granted parole.

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