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Captured mom to be freed from prison

Image: Susan LeFevre
Susan LeFevre, a California woman who escaped from a Michigan prison more than 30 years ago and remade her life as a suburban mother, addresses the court during a 2008 hearing in Detroit. Carlos Osorio / AP file
/ Source: The Associated Press

A 54-year-old mother of three captured in California last year after more than three decades running from the law will be released from a Michigan prison Tuesday.

Susan LeFevre escaped from a Detroit-area prison in 1976 while serving a sentence for a drug crime.

She got married in California and was raising three children in a posh section of San Diego under the name Marie Walsh when she was captured.

The Michigan Parole Board had said LeFevre could return home May 19 if she behaved. Spokesman Russ Marlan says she has stayed out of trouble.

She had served about 14 months of a 10-year sentence for a drug conviction when she escaped. She told deputies her husband and children knew nothing of her past.