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PA Pardons Board takes up 88-year-old's request

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 6, 2013 12:36 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- Pennsylvania's Pardons Board is taking up the case of an 88-year-old woman who's been jailed for nearly half her life for masterminding the killing of a doctor in 1971.

The board will consider the request of Lois Farquharson, a former psychiatrist serving time for the death of Dr. Leon Weingrad. It will have to support her commutation request unanimously to send to Governor Corbett.

Farquharson's then-lover Gloria Burnett, who shot and killed Weingrad, served 20 years and then was released.

The prosecutor who handled the case says Farquharson has never admitted guilt.

A friend of Farquharson says she's had health problems.

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