Woman Granted Shock Probation After Serving Six Months

After serving just six months of her seven year sentence, a Fleming County mother charged in the death of her toddler is out of prison.

Toni Barber was released early Monday morning from the Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women where she had been serving time for the 2006 death of her 18-month-old son.

Kaleb Davis was found dead inside a van near the family's home in Grange City in August of 2006.

Barber's daughter, Rheanna Davis, then 2 1/2 years-old, was also found inside the van, but was unharmed.

In 2007, Toni Barber entered an Alfred Plea and was sentenced to seven years in prison on one count of manslaughter and two years on one count of criminal abuse.

This past Friday, a Fleming County judge granted Toni Barber shock probation. The judge was quoted as saying he believed Barber to be truly remorseful.

Barber will report immediately to a rehabilitation facility in Elizabethtown where she is required to complete an intensive 30 day drug rehabilitation program, as well as grief and depression counseling.

Following her release from that facility, she is also ordered to perform community service work and attend Narcotics Anonymous meetings three times per week.

After the completion of her probation conditions, it's believed she will be allowed supervised visitation with her daughter.

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