The Associated Press
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 today will consider the request of Lois Farquharson, a former psychiatrist serving time for the death of Dr. Leon Weingrad.
The board will have to support her commutation request unanimously to send to Gov. Tom 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.