'60s radical released from prison
Power, right, leaves prison on Saturday
October 2, 1999
Web posted at: 6:14 p.m. EDT (2214 GMT)
FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts (CNN) -- After serving nearly six
years in prison for her role in the slaying of a Boston
policeman, 1960s radical Katherine Ann Power was released
from the Massachusetts Correctional Institute on Saturday.
The former Brandeis student and anti-Vietnam War activist,
now 50, drove the getaway car in a 1970 Boston bank robbery
in which officer Walter Schroeder died.
Power, who originally was sentenced to eight to 12 years in
prison, was released early under a state law that reduces
sentences for good behavior.
Boston Bureau Chief Bill Delaney reports on the release from prison of '60s radical Katherine Ann Power.
In 1993, after more than two decades on the run, Power turned
herself in to authorities and pleaded guilty to manslaughter
in the shooting.
Schroeder had tried to stop Power and three others from
stealing $26,000 from the bank to fund an anti-war campaign.
He was shot in the back by an accomplice of Power who remains
During her years on the run, Power assumed the identity of a
dead infant, Alice Louise Metzinger, and managed a restaurant
in Corvallis, Oregon. She married and gave birth to a son.
Last year, during a parole review, she apologized to
'60s radical imprisoned for Boston police slaying to be freed
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