Sara Jane Olson (born Kathleen Ann Soliah on January 16, 1947) is an American far-left activist who had been a member of the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) in 1975. A fugitive for decades, when she changed her name, after being arrested in 1999 and tried, she pleaded guilty in 2001 to attempted murder related to a failed bombing plot and in 2003 to second-degree murder related to a botched bank robbery while she with the SLA. Known then as Soliah, she was also accused of helping a group hide Patty Hearst, a kidnapped newspaper heiress, in 1974. After being federally indicted in 1976, Soliah spent several decades as a wanted fugitive, spending time in Zimbabwe and the U.S. states of Washington and Minnesota.While in Minnesota, she legally changed her name to Sara Jane Olson, married and had a family. Arrested in 1999, she pleaded guilty in 2001 to two counts of possessing explosives with intent to murder, and in 2003 to second-degree murder, both stemming from her SLA activities in
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