Former Symbionese Liberation Army fugitive Sara Jane Olson was sentenced Friday to 20 years to life in prison for conspiring to blow up Los Angeles police cars in 1975.
St. Paul resident Sara Jane Olson and four other former members of the Symbionese Liberation Army were charged with murder Wednesday. The charges stem from a 1975 bank robbery in northern California, in which a 42-year-old woman was shot and killed. They follow Olson's guilty plea last month to charges she helped plant bombs under two Los Angeles police cars in 1975.
The case of alleged ex-Symbionese Liberation Army member Sara Jane Olson came to an abrupt end Wednesday in Los Angeles. Olson, saying she couldn't get a fair trial in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, agreed to plead guilty to charges she possessed bombs with the intent to murder LAPD officers in 1975. Olson, 54, changed her name from Kathleen Soliah and was a fugitive for more than two decades before being arrested in St. Paul, where she was living the live of a soccer mom with three kids and a physician husband.