Homicide

Connecticut woman adjusting to modern society after 27 years in prison on murder conviction

  • In this Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 photo, Bonnie Jean Cook speaks during an interview in her apartment in East Hartford, Conn. Cook, 68, is adjusting to modern life, including her iPhone and Facebook, after serving 27 years in prison for murder. Cook, convicted of murder in the shooting death of a pregnant woman in 1986 when her name was Bonnie Foreshaw, won early release in 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)

    In this Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 photo, Bonnie Jean Cook speaks during an interview in her apartment in East Hartford, Conn. Cook, 68, is adjusting to modern life, including her iPhone and Facebook, after serving 27 years in prison for murder. Cook, convicted of murder in the shooting death of a pregnant woman in 1986 when her name was Bonnie Foreshaw, won early release in 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 photo, Bonnie Jean Cook holds her therapy dog, Bella, in her apartment in East Hartford, Conn. Cook, 68, is adjusting to modern life, including her iPhone and Facebook, after serving 27 years in prison for murder. Cook, convicted of murder in the shooting death of a pregnant woman in 1986 when her name was Bonnie Foreshaw, won early release in 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)

    In this Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 photo, Bonnie Jean Cook holds her therapy dog, Bella, in her apartment in East Hartford, Conn. Cook, 68, is adjusting to modern life, including her iPhone and Facebook, after serving 27 years in prison for murder. Cook, convicted of murder in the shooting death of a pregnant woman in 1986 when her name was Bonnie Foreshaw, won early release in 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 photo, Bonnie Cook uses her iPhone in her apartment in East Hartford, Conn. Cook, 68, is adjusting to modern life, including her iPhone and Facebook, after serving 27 years in prison for murder. Cook, convicted of murder in the shooting death of a pregnant woman in 1986 when her name was Bonnie Foreshaw, won early release in 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)

    In this Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 photo, Bonnie Cook uses her iPhone in her apartment in East Hartford, Conn. Cook, 68, is adjusting to modern life, including her iPhone and Facebook, after serving 27 years in prison for murder. Cook, convicted of murder in the shooting death of a pregnant woman in 1986 when her name was Bonnie Foreshaw, won early release in 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)  (The Associated Press)

A Connecticut woman released from prison in 2013 after serving 27 years for murder says life on the outside has its own challenges, including living on a small pension and Social Security.

Bonnie Cook used to be Bonnie Foreshaw but legally changed her name. She is still adjusting to modern society but now has a cellphone and a Facebook account.

The 68-year-old Cook was convicted of murder in the 1986 shooting death of a pregnant woman in Hartford. She was to get out of prison in 2017, but won a rare grant of clemency by the state parole board. Her supporters argued she should have been convicted of manslaughter and released years ago.

Cook plans to write a book about her life and help women getting out of prison.