Fugitive Mom Judge Passes Buck

SAGINAW, Mich. -- A judge has asked the Michigan Parole Board to take the case of a San Diego woman who wants her drug sentence thrown out 32 years after she escaped from prison.

Susan LeFevre testified last week in Saginaw County court, hoping Judge William Crane would scratch her sentence. But the Saginaw News is now reporting that Crane has suddenly kicked her case to the parole board, which could release her.

The board's chairwoman will decide whether to take the case.

LeFevre, 54, was living in the San Diego area under a different name when she was captured this year. She escaped from a Michigan prison in 1976 after serving about 14 months for a heroin crime.

LeFevre believes that her 10-year sentence was too harsh.

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