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November 20, 2012 | Nicole Santa Cruz
An Orange County woman who conspired with her lover to kill her husband as he slept and who later escaped from prison with a guard has been recommended for parole. Jeanette Lynn Hughes, 58, was convicted in 1985 of plotting to murder her husband, James Hughes, as he slept in their Huntington Beach home. She was sentenced to 26 years to life in prison. The state parole board granted Hughes' request on Friday in Sacramento after a hearing that stretched more than seven hours, said prosecutor Paul Chrisopoulos with the Orange County district attorney's office.
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November 20, 2012 | Nicole Santa Cruz
An Orange County woman who conspired with her lover to kill her husband as he slept and who later escaped from prison with a guard has been recommended for parole. Jeanette Lynn Hughes, 58, was convicted in 1985 of plotting to murder her husband, James Hughes, as he slept in their Huntington Beach home. She was sentenced to 26 years to life in prison. The state parole board granted Hughes' request on Friday in Sacramento after a hearing that stretched more than seven hours, said prosecutor Paul Chrisopoulos with the Orange County district attorney's office.
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February 13, 1991 | From Associated Press
A former prison guard pleaded guilty Monday to helping a prisoner convicted of murder escape from a maximum-security facility. Cindy Coglietti said she hid Jeanette Lynn Hughes in a prison van and smuggled her out the front gate of the California Institution for Women at Frontera on March 25, 1990. The two women were captured eight days later in El Paso, Tex. At a preliminary hearing Monday, Hughes was ordered to stand trial on charges of prison escape.
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February 13, 1991 | From Associated Press
A former prison guard pleaded guilty Monday to helping a prisoner convicted of murder escape from a maximum-security facility. Cindy Coglietti said she hid Jeanette Lynn Hughes in a prison van and smuggled her out the front gate of the California Institution for Women at Frontera on March 25, 1990. The two women were captured eight days later in El Paso, Tex. At a preliminary hearing Monday, Hughes was ordered to stand trial on charges of prison escape.
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March 30, 1990 | JERRY HICKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Authorities at the state women's prison in Frontera said Thursday that a guard who has disappeared may be linked to the Sunday night escape of convicted murderer Jeanette Lynn Hughes. Ross Dykes, associate warden at the California Institution for Women, said authorities have not ruled out either of two possibilities: that the officer might have aided Hughes in the escape, or that he somehow became a victim. Authorities refused to release any information about the guard, citing privacy laws.
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April 8, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and JIM CARLTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The breakout itself was so flawless that prison officials still can't figure out how Huntington Beach murderer Jeanette Lynn Hughes and a helpful prison guard were able to leave unnoticed a maximum-security facility in Southern California nearly two weeks ago.
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April 10, 1990 | JIM CARLTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Bernardino County prosecutors on Monday launched what could be a weeks-long effort to extradite prison escapee Jeanette Lynn Hughes from Texas after the convicted murderer refused to sign papers for a voluntary return to California. Hughes, 36, formerly of Huntington Beach, would not waive extradition in a hastily called court appearance before a Texas state magistrate late Friday.
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April 6, 1990 | JIM CARLTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The distraught parents of escaped Orange County murderer Jeanette Lynn Hughes and her alleged prison-guard accomplice placed calls to California prison officials that led to their capture after 10 days on the run, authorities said Thursday. Hughes' father, James C. Tugwell of San Bernardino, notified authorities last Saturday that his daughter had called an aunt, asking for money and indicating that she was somewhere in west Texas.
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April 7, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and JIM CARLTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The breakout itself was so flawless that prison officials still can't figure out how Huntington Beach murderer Jeanette Lynn Hughes and a helpful prison guard were able to get out unnoticed from a maximum-security facility in Southern California nearly two weeks ago.
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April 5, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ten days after a Huntington Beach murderer escaped from a high-security women's prison, Texas authorities captured her and a female prison guard who they believe helped pull off the daring breakout and then joined her in a frantic flight through the Southwest. Officials at the California Institute for Women at Frontera called the escape Wednesday the most successful "inside job" they had ever seen in the state corrections system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1990 | JIM CARLTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Bernardino County prosecutors on Monday launched what could be a weeks-long effort to extradite prison escapee Jeanette Lynn Hughes from Texas after the convicted murderer refused to sign papers for a voluntary return to California. Hughes, 36, formerly of Huntington Beach, would not waive extradition in a hastily called court appearance before a Texas state magistrate late Friday.
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April 8, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and JIM CARLTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The breakout itself was so flawless that prison officials still can't figure out how Huntington Beach murderer Jeanette Lynn Hughes and a helpful prison guard were able to leave unnoticed a maximum-security facility in Southern California nearly two weeks ago.
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April 7, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and JIM CARLTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The breakout itself was so flawless that prison officials still can't figure out how Huntington Beach murderer Jeanette Lynn Hughes and a helpful prison guard were able to get out unnoticed from a maximum-security facility in Southern California nearly two weeks ago.
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April 6, 1990 | JIM CARLTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The distraught parents of escaped Orange County murderer Jeanette Lynn Hughes and her alleged prison-guard accomplice placed calls to California prison officials that led to their capture after 10 days on the run, authorities said Thursday. Hughes' father, James C. Tugwell of San Bernardino, notified authorities last Saturday that his daughter had called an aunt, asking for money and indicating that she was somewhere in west Texas.
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April 5, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ten days after a Huntington Beach murderer escaped from a high-security women's prison, Texas authorities captured her and a female prison guard who they believe helped pull off the daring breakout and then joined her in a frantic flight through the Southwest. Officials at the California Institute for Women at Frontera called the escape Wednesday the most successful "inside job" they had ever seen in the state corrections system.
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March 30, 1990 | JERRY HICKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Authorities at the state women's prison in Frontera said Thursday that a guard who has disappeared may be linked to the Sunday night escape of convicted murderer Jeanette Lynn Hughes. Ross Dykes, associate warden at the California Institution for Women, said authorities have not ruled out either of two possibilities: that the officer might have aided Hughes in the escape, or that he somehow became a victim. Authorities refused to release any information about the guard, citing privacy laws.
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March 27, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
Authorities in San Bernardino County are searching for Jeanette Lynn Hughes, who escaped Sunday night from the California Institution for Women at Frontera near Chino, where she was serving a 25-year murder sentence for her role in her husband's 1984 death in their Huntington Beach home. Hughes, 36, disappeared in the late afternoon after visiting with her father, James Tugwell, in the visitors' lounge. She was discovered missing about 9:20 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1987
The 4th District Court of Appeal on Thursday refused to reverse the first-degree murder conviction of a Huntington Beach woman who helped her lover kill her husband to gain his $500,000 insurance policy. Jeanette Lynn Hughes, now 33, was convicted in a second trial last year in the slaying of her husband, James D. Hughes, 37, who was shot to death while asleep in the couple's Huntington Beach home on Jan. 10, 1984.
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