Former SLA Members Arrested for 27-Year Old Murder

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Sara Jane Olson is scheduled for sentencing Friday for trying to bomb an LA police car in 1975. Now, she and several of her former colleagues in a tiny, radical group have been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in a 27-year old killing. The victim was Myrna Opsahl, mother of four, who was trying to deposit church receipts in a bank near Sacramento when it was held up. We join reporters who were covering the story, then and now, for a review of the history and latest charges against the former members of the Symbionese Liberation Army, the group that kidnapped newspaper heiress Patty Hearst.
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