Sixty-four-year-old Linda Darby lived in a small Tennessee town for thirty-five years with her husband and children, according to the Chicago Tribune. The 7,500-person town’s sheriff reportedly knew Darby by sight, but had never known her to commit a crime.
She was arrested earlier this month and discovered to be a convicted murderer who killed her husband and was sent to prison in 1972. She apparently escaped by scaling a barbed-wire fence and has avoided recapture until now.
An elderly neighbor of Darby’s has allegedly questioned the point of jailing a woman who has been crime-free for so long. But police, it seems, are still concerned with maintaining that little thing known as “criminal justice”.