Ex-SLA fugitive arrives in Illinois for parole

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A former member of the Symbionese Liberation Army paroled from a California prison on Sunday is in Illinois.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A former member of the Symbionese Liberation Army paroled from a California prison on Sunday is in Illinois. Illinois Department of Corrections spokesman Derek Schnapp says James William Kilgore has checked in with his parole officer. Schnapp says he can’t say where Kilgore is. Kilgore’s wife, Teresa Barnes, is an associate professor at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Kilgore served a six-year sentence for the murder of a suburban Sacramento housewife during a 1975 bank robbery. The SLA was known for a string of crimes in the 1970s, including the kidnapping of Patty Hearst and bank robberies. Kilgore, who is 61, eluded arrest longer than any other SLA fugitive. ______ Copyright 2009 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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