Fugitive Mom on her way back to Michigan

A suburban housewife arrested in San Diego 32 years after she escaped a Detroit prison is on her way back to Michigan to serve out her sentence on drug charges. Full Story
about town

Grand Rapids, MI

#23 May 8, 2008
mama knows wrote:
And as far as not being truthful or being a bad example to her kids? If you're that concerned about her kids, think about what it would do to send mom away now, those kids would probably go nuts and then you have more messed up lives.
Mama you're an idiot. It's a good thing you're not everyones Mom. You think because you are a Mom you deserve more or better than others in jail. Live in the real world.

“Have a nice day!”

Since: Apr 08

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#24 May 8, 2008
Mom of 3 wrote:
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I was also born and raised CRC and still belong to a CRC church. I don't know what church you went to but at my church we don't teach being judgemental. By making the statement you did you are being judgemental. I teach my children to be compassionate, accepting and loving. I teach them to forgive just as God forgave us and forgives us everyday for the sins we committ. I accept that this woman has changed her life and lived a good life after her mistake, but there are still consequences to behavior that need to go punished. It hurts me to see her family suffer from her mistake as well, but she needs to finish her sentence and be punished for escaping from jail. It's not about being judgemental, it's about her completing the time that she did not complete.
Well good for you. At my church they taught "You ain't dutch, you ain't much!" We also were taught that Catholics were as bad as heathens, among other things. You must have a really open-minded church.
Karri

Grandville, MI

#25 May 8, 2008
it is a waste to put her back in

“Police Assault! ”

Since: Mar 08

Edmond, OK

#26 May 8, 2008
Well, welcome home!
common sense

Hopkins, MN

#27 May 8, 2008
mama knows wrote:
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Coffee is good! I was raised CRC so I know about being judgemental(not CRC now). I have to be really careful 'cause being raised that way tends to make you hypercritical. Empathy, yes, also, forgiveness and the ability to accept someone before they change, as God would
Okay....so you do not want to be grouped in as a "housewife" but you find it acceptable to imply anyone raised CRC is judgemental....sounds incredibly hipocritical to me....
average driver

United States

#28 May 8, 2008
She turned her life around -- YEA RIGHT. More like she had to to keep from being caught. Rule #1 when you are hiding is "do not get caught at anything" If you get caught you will most likely be found out. If she even had a speeding ticket it could have triggered her re-capture.

If she is let off with out finishing her time, there should be a lot of people let out that have served more of their sentence than she did.
Kim in gr

Detroit, MI

#29 May 8, 2008
This is a mixed situation. She should come home and do the time or maybe some type of community service or pay up some money. But...she escaped...nobody could find her. How hard did they try? How could she escape ? This will tear her family apart-is that deserved punishment to ruin all of those lives ? Somebody make sense to me. Truly if it were your family member or wife what would you feel ?

“Have a nice day!”

Since: Apr 08

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#30 May 8, 2008
common sense wrote:
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Okay....so you do not want to be grouped in as a "housewife" but you find it acceptable to imply anyone raised CRC is judgemental....sounds incredibly hipocritical to me....
I said "I was raised CRC and was taught to be judgemental," not," All CRC people are judgemental"
And I don't mind being a housewife, just not a dumb boo.b housewife. But hey, whatever.. think what you want.

“Have a nice day!”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#31 May 8, 2008
Kim in gr wrote:
This is a mixed situation. She should come home and do the time or maybe some type of community service or pay up some money. But...she escaped...nobody could find her. How hard did they try? How could she escape ? This will tear her family apart-is that deserved punishment to ruin all of those lives ? Somebody make sense to me. Truly if it were your family member or wife what would you feel ?
Exactly!

“LET'S GO RED WINGS!!”

Since: Aug 07

America

#32 May 8, 2008
common sense wrote:
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Okay....so you do not want to be grouped in as a "housewife" but you find it acceptable to imply anyone raised CRC is judgemental....sounds incredibly hipocritical to me....
Wow, you sure do read into things alot. I didn't get that from her statement at all. BTW, I'm a Housewife and LOVE IT!!! Cookies, anyone?

Since: Feb 08

Palatine, IL

#33 May 8, 2008
Does anyone know how old her kids are? They could be high school age, or college age. I don't think she should just be let go, or pardoned. I don't know what the right punishment should be. She does need to come here and face the music though.
Sounds like a made for tv movie!
Wayne_Kerr

Farmington, MI

#34 May 8, 2008
if you saw the original case notes, she was a major heroin dealer, not just an occasional user who got caught. she deserves to sit out the rest of her sentence PLUS some

Since: Mar 08

Ionia, MI

#35 May 8, 2008
about town wrote:
Mamma knows SH**. Housewife so what. She pays her way like everyother criminal. And don't fool yourselves, that is what she is.
yeah she did drugs like 90% of the people did in the 70s,wow that makes her a big time criminal! Go after the real bad guys,granted she should get some time ,

“Have a nice day!”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#36 May 8, 2008
danasue wrote:
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Wow, you sure do read into things alot. I didn't get that from her statement at all. BTW, I'm a Housewife and LOVE IT!!! Cookies, anyone?
Thank you sister!!

“Have a nice day!”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#37 May 8, 2008
danasue wrote:
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Wow, you sure do read into things alot. I didn't get that from her statement at all. BTW, I'm a Housewife and LOVE IT!!! Cookies, anyone?
I'm actually baking a chocolate cake right now!
croton neighbor

Cannonsburg, MI

#38 May 8, 2008
Wayne_Kerr wrote:
if you saw the original case notes, she was a major heroin dealer, not just an occasional user who got caught. she deserves to sit out the rest of her sentence PLUS some
Do tell us, if you have dug these out of a Saginaw Court House basement, please tell us more!Where do you get your info from? The newspapers and tv are wanting more of a story all the time for the dumb ones that believe everything they read,duh?
Did these case notes clarify why she only had paraphenalia and only $200 or $600 when she was a "big time major heroin dealer"
Did they also say that her partner in crime,Richard Anderson, was white and not black as stated earlier?
and that he was sentenced the same day as she was,as stated earlier,
and that he only did 2 years with prior convictions for the same sentence as her,as stated earlier,
Did they also say how the police speculated or thought, but didn't have proof, as stated earlier?
there have been so many different accounts of this and more often than not have not been factual it seems either.
Everyone is so perfect and yet is so quick to judge someone they don't even know or the case involved so many years ago.
These people who are so quick to judge others are either mean,insecure, and/or really have no life surrounding them with anyone that genuinely cares for them so they feel they have to judge someone they don't know at all...imagine this,she does have people who care, not only her family but her neighbors too.
Yes, let's put her back in prison and let some child molester or murderer out in her place...we need them to run our streets and be amongst our children and grandchildren instead of this woman who poses such a threat, don't we?
I can't wait to pay for her to be housed in a MI prison and start to pay $30,000 a year so she is taken care of. Glad to see she'll have medical when I don't too.
oh,and here's a good one,it would have been cheaper to fly her here than hire a private transport bus with the gas prices and employee fees, they couldn't even do that part right!!!
think about that....

“LET'S GO RED WINGS!!”

Since: Aug 07

America

#39 May 8, 2008
mama knows wrote:
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I'm actually baking a chocolate cake right now!
mmmmmm...I love chocolate!
joey

United States

#40 May 8, 2008
I would prefer that she & her family pay a hefty fine & do community service work, but she does need to be penalized for escaping prison like everyone else does instead of rewarding her for her "good behavior" of not being caught all these yrs. I don't like the statements she keeps saying that she was just in the car w/ her drug dealing friend, Richie when they got busted. Her statements to the judge back in the 70's was that she took the call & arranged the deal mainly herself & had dealed drugs to the undercover cop before. She also stated that in the deal she got busted on, that Richie made the deal in the narcs car but she went over to ask them why it was taking so long. These statements indicate someone very familiar w/ selling drugs & it wasn't just some weed buys but fairly expensive heroin purchases (when you consider the low cost of living back then). I'm not suggesting she was some major drug dealer but she was not some innocent bystander like she claims today. Don't know if she has actually believed her lies after all of these yrs. She has been good @ hiding her identity too. I would be a little more sympathetic w/ her if she were more honest about things.
Lock her up

Grand Rapids, MI

#41 May 8, 2008
She deserves to be in prison.
It doesn't matter that she has kids. The kids will be just fine. Their father has lots of money and the marriage is invalid, so he can replace the convict loser easily without the trouble of a divorce. She was just using him anyway.
mom of 2

Washington, MI

#42 May 9, 2008
Rosiesmom wrote:
Does anyone know how old her kids are? They could be high school age, or college age. I don't think she should just be let go, or pardoned. I don't know what the right punishment should be. She does need to come here and face the music though.
Sounds like a made for tv movie!
I read an article about her online and it had a pic of her family, the girls looked like teenagers. If I find it again I will link it here...very interesting read. She is not so innocent. I think it is well deserved that she is back in prison, not so sure on the amount of time though.

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