LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Former Symbionese Liberation Army fugitive Sara Jane Olson, ensnared by her radical past, is now confronting a future that holds the possibility of life in prison.
Olson, who eluded authorities for more than 20 years, was to be sentenced in Superior Court on Friday for conspiring to blow up police cars in 1975. Sentencing guidelines call for a penalty of 20 years to life, although she could be paroled sooner than that.
But on Wednesday she was one of five people charged with first-degree murder for a 1975 SLA bank robbery in which a bystander was killed.
Olson, who was jailed without bail, has denied taking part in the robbery in the Sacramento County town of Carmichael.
She was a fugitive in the bombing conspiracy case for 23 years until her capture in Minnesota in 1999 where she was married to a doctor and was a community activist and mother of three children.
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