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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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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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February 1, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
The fourth of five people charged with murder in a 1975 bank robbery allegedly committed by the Symbionese Liberation Army pleaded not guilty Thursday, joining his fellow ex-radicals in seeking to fight the charges. Michael Bortin, 53, also pleaded not guilty to charges that he used a gun during the heist. The five were charged last month with murder in the death of Myrna Opsahl, a 42-year-old mother of four who was killed during the robbery of the Crocker National Bank in Carmichael.
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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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January 20, 2002 | NANCY VOGEL and ROBIN FIELDS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As they did every Monday, a group of women from the Carmichael Seventh-day Adventist Church drove to the bank on Marconi Avenue to count the money deposited there by church elders after Saturday services. This time, on April 21, 1975, the volunteers were Bernadine Slackman, Beatrice Squier and Myrna Opsahl, who carried the cumbersome adding machine.
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March 18, 2009 | Andrew Blankstein
Culminating a case that has evoked history and strong emotions, former Symbionese Liberation Army member Sara Jane Olson was released from state prison Tuesday and cleared to serve supervised parole in Minnesota after completing a seven-year sentence for bank robbery and attempting to kill Los Angeles police officers.
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April 28, 1995 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One caller swears he saw the Unabomber in line at K mart. Another is certain the bomber is a hermit who lives deep in the northern Sierra. And a third claims he is an acquaintance named "Curtis" who "knows a lot of government secrets" and likes to take his neighbors' dogs for walks. As they continue their search for the shadowy criminal dubbed the Unabomber, investigators are getting an extraordinary outpouring of help.
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July 30, 1995 | JENIFER WARREN and PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Each day the tips flow in, a hundred of them, sometimes more. They come from Sacramento, San Francisco and places far beyond--from people who believe they know the crafty serial bomber who has killed three people and wounded 23 more. Despite the extraordinary outpouring, authorities said last week that there is no prime suspect in the 17-year-old Unabom case. But with the promise of a $1.1-million reward for the killer's capture, there have been possibilities galore.
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November 9, 2002 | John M. Glionna and Eric Bailey, Times Staff Writers
SAN FRANCISCO -- After a generation on the run, the last Symbionese Liberation Army fugitive was arrested Friday in South Africa, a day after four allies from the radical 1970s group pleaded guilty to a 27-year-old murder in Sacramento. FBI officials said South African police apprehended James William Kilgore, 55, without incident at the home he shared with his wife and two young children in the upscale Cape Town suburb of Claremont.
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