Prison Escapee, Now Suburban Mom, Caught After 32 Years

She's back in jail to finish drug sentence
By Paul Stinson,  Newser User
Posted May 1, 2008 6:21 PM CDT
This undated image provided by the Michigan Department of Corrections shows a booking photograph of Susan Lefevre, now known as Marie Walsh.    (AP Photo/Michigan Dept of Corrections)
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(Newser) – A 53-year-old mother of three, on the lam for 32 years after escaping from a Detroit prison, has been nabbed in a San Diego suburb. A fugitive since 1976, Susan Lefevre left the prison on a work pass and didn't return; she'll now have to finish out the remaining 9 years of her 10-year sentence for selling drugs, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Lefevre, known to her neighbors as Marie Walsh, says she was arrested as a teen for selling $200 worth of drugs to an undercover cop; authorities counter that she was a major trafficker working for a $2,000-per-week heroin operation. "I really wanted to keep this secret," said Lefevre, a mainstay of the Michigan Department of Corrections most-wanted list. (Read more crime stories.)

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