DETROIT (AP) A California woman who escaped from a Michigan prison more than 30 years ago and remade her life as a suburban mother pleaded guilty to escape Tuesday after a judge said he would give her probation.
Susan LeFevre, 53, was in court for a routine hearing on the escape charge. But that changed unexpectedly after the offer from Wayne County Circuit Judge Leonard Townsend, defense attorney William Swor said. Sentencing is set for Sept. 24.
LeFevre was convicted of a heroin charge in Saginaw County but climbed a prison fence in 1976 with help from her grandfather.
LeFevre was arrested last spring, living under the name Marie Walsh in San Diego where she is married with three children.