Mom Hoping for pardon After 32 Years on the Run
Thursday, May 1, 2008
An attorney for a woman arrested in San Diego after 32 years on the lam from a Detroit prison says he plans to petition Michigan's Democratic governor to commute the nine years remaining on her sentence.
Susan LeFevre married and raised three grown children in a posh San Diego suburb as Marie Walsh and has agreed to be extradited back to Michigan to face the consequences of her 1975 guilty plea to drug-trafficking charges.
She served one year of her 10-to-20 year sentence before climbing over a fence to meet her waiting grandfather in February 1976.
LeFevre, now 53, was arrested last week outside her home. She is being held at a women's jail in San Diego County.
LeFevre's lawyer Paul Denenfeld in Grand Rapids, Michigan calls LeFevre "a good wife and mother and a good community person."
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