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May 14, 2003 | From Associated Press
James Kilgore, one of the nation's most wanted fugitives for a quarter-century and the last of five former Symbionese Liberation Army members to face murder charges in a 28-year-old bank robbery killing, pleaded guilty Tuesday. Kilgore, 55, entered his plea -- to second-degree murder -- in a courtroom about a dozen miles from the suburban Sacramento bank where the SLA netted $15,000 in cash and Myrna Opsahl, 42, died from a shotgun blast.
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May 11, 2009 | Ari B. Bloomekatz
James William Kilgore, the last captured member of the Symbionese Liberation Army, was released on parole Sunday morning from a Northern California prison. Kilgore, 61, was arrested in Cape Town, South Africa, in 2002 after almost three decades on the run. He was one of five SLA members who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 1975 death of Myrna Opsahl, a 42-year-old mother of four who was killed by a shotgun blast after she arrived at a suburban Sacramento bank.
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December 19, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
After more than 25 years on the run, James Kilgore -- one of America's most wanted fugitives -- was scheduled to fly home Wednesday to face murder charges, officials said. Kilgore, a former member of the radical Symbionese Liberation Army, is being extradited from South Africa after agreeing to plead guilty to second-degree murder for a killing committed in California in 1975.
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May 11, 2004 | Eric Bailey, Times Staff Writer
After a generation on the run, the final member of the radical Symbionese Liberation Army was sentenced Monday to six years in prison for the slaying of a suburban homemaker during a botched bank robbery here nearly three decades ago. James Kilgore, 56, expressed remorse for the 1975 slaying of Myrna Opsahl, a 42-year-old mother of four killed by a shotgun blast shortly after she arrived at a bank in the nearby suburb of Carmichael toting church collections.
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March 8, 2002 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Superior Court judge settled the near-term fate Thursday of the last of four Symbionese Liberation Army suspects arrested in a bloody 1975 suburban bank robbery, ordering $500,000 bail for Michael Bortin and paving the way for his release. Judge Thomas Cecil rejected arguments by prosecutors that Bortin, 53, should be held on $1-million bail, a level his attorneys said the revolutionary turned hardwood floor tradesman could not meet. "There's precious little evidence leading me to believe Mr.
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May 11, 2004 | Eric Bailey, Times Staff Writer
After a generation on the run, the final member of the radical Symbionese Liberation Army was sentenced Monday to six years in prison for the slaying of a suburban homemaker during a botched bank robbery here nearly three decades ago. James Kilgore, 56, expressed remorse for the 1975 slaying of Myrna Opsahl, a 42-year-old mother of four killed by a shotgun blast shortly after she arrived at a bank in the nearby suburb of Carmichael toting church collections.
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February 22, 2003 | John M. Glionna, Times Staff Writer
Political dissident James William Kilgore became the last of five aging former Symbionese Liberation Army members to finally face justice when he pleaded guilty here Friday to federal explosives and passport fraud charges. A bespectacled, gray-haired Kilgore ended a quarter-century on the run with a brief statement admitting the possession of a 12-inch pipe bomb found in his Daly City apartment in 1975.
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November 25, 2002 | Solomon Moore, Times Staff Writer
For a radical leftist accused of murder and terrorism in America, southern Africa was a good place to hide. In a society making a transition from apartheid, it was easy to blend into a world where lots of people had pasts they'd rather not discuss. Here James Kilgore, a former member of the anti-government Symbionese Liberation Army and a fugitive for 26 years, left behind his radical militancy for a robust career as a neo-Marxist researcher and activist.
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November 12, 2002 | Gorrel Espelund and Eric Bailey, Special to the Times
After a quarter-century spent dodging a dark past, James W. Kilgore appeared in a courtroom Monday as U.S. authorities sought his return to face charges from his days with the radical Symbionese Liberation Army. Kilgore, 55 and balding, smiled and gave a thumbs-up to weepy and applauding supporters, who knew him as C.W. "John" Pape during his stint as a senior researcher at the University of Cape Town.
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May 14, 2003 | From Associated Press
James Kilgore, one of the nation's most wanted fugitives for a quarter-century and the last of five former Symbionese Liberation Army members to face murder charges in a 28-year-old bank robbery killing, pleaded guilty Tuesday. Kilgore, 55, entered his plea -- to second-degree murder -- in a courtroom about a dozen miles from the suburban Sacramento bank where the SLA netted $15,000 in cash and Myrna Opsahl, 42, died from a shotgun blast.
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February 22, 2003 | John M. Glionna, Times Staff Writer
Political dissident James William Kilgore became the last of five aging former Symbionese Liberation Army members to finally face justice when he pleaded guilty here Friday to federal explosives and passport fraud charges. A bespectacled, gray-haired Kilgore ended a quarter-century on the run with a brief statement admitting the possession of a 12-inch pipe bomb found in his Daly City apartment in 1975.
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December 19, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
After more than 25 years on the run, James Kilgore -- one of America's most wanted fugitives -- was scheduled to fly home Wednesday to face murder charges, officials said. Kilgore, a former member of the radical Symbionese Liberation Army, is being extradited from South Africa after agreeing to plead guilty to second-degree murder for a killing committed in California in 1975.
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November 25, 2002 | Solomon Moore, Times Staff Writer
For a radical leftist accused of murder and terrorism in America, southern Africa was a good place to hide. In a society making a transition from apartheid, it was easy to blend into a world where lots of people had pasts they'd rather not discuss. Here James Kilgore, a former member of the anti-government Symbionese Liberation Army and a fugitive for 26 years, left behind his radical militancy for a robust career as a neo-Marxist researcher and activist.
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November 12, 2002 | Gorrel Espelund and Eric Bailey, Special to the Times
After a quarter-century spent dodging a dark past, James W. Kilgore appeared in a courtroom Monday as U.S. authorities sought his return to face charges from his days with the radical Symbionese Liberation Army. Kilgore, 55 and balding, smiled and gave a thumbs-up to weepy and applauding supporters, who knew him as C.W. "John" Pape during his stint as a senior researcher at the University of Cape Town.
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