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Paulette Neemann, left, and Dave Ellis, relatives of murdered victims of Charles Starkweather, hug in Lincoln, Neb., Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, before a hearing of he Nebraska Board of Pardons to consider a request for clemency from Caril Ann Clair, the 76-year-old former girlfriend of Charles Starkweather, who went on an infamous killing spree in Nebraska and Wyoming in the late 1950s. The pardon board voted 3-0 to deny the application from Clair, even though some relatives of Starkweather's victims lobbied in her favor. Ellis and Neemann were against pardoning Clair. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Nebraska denies pardon for notorious killer's ex-girlfriend

Feb. 18, 2020 8:05 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's pardons board refused Tuesday to pardon the murder conviction of the ex-girlfriend of Charles Starkweather, the infamous killer who went on a rampage in the 1950s that was later immortalized in movies, books and two hit songs. The board voted 3-0 to deny the application from...

This 1993 photo shows Caril Ann Fugate. She was 14 when she accompanied her 19-year-old boyfriend, Charlie Starkweather, on a bloody journey that left 11 people dead, including her mother, stepfather and baby half sister, before the pair was arrested in Wyoming. (Lincoln Journal Star via AP)

Woman seeks pardon for role in string of killings in 1950s

Jan. 29, 2020 3:14 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A woman who accompanied her older boyfriend during a string of killings recounted in the Bruce Springsteen song “Nebraska” is seeking an official pardon, saying she was 14 years old at the time and that he had threatened to kill her family if she didn't obey. Caril Ann...