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2019-05-07 10:34:05
Woman who mailed poisoned baked goods to Supreme Court justices pleads guilty to escape

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A 73-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to escaping from federal custody where she was serving a 15-year sentence for sending poisoned baked goods to every justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Barbara March of Bridgeport, Connecticut, pleaded guilty Friday, report the Associated Press, the Washington Examiner and a press release.

March signed out of a halfway house in Washington, D.C., where she was completing her sentence in April 2018 and did not return as scheduled. She was arrested in Bridgeport in October.

March was accused of adding rat poison to cookies and candy mailed to the justices and other federal officials in 2005. The baked goods included a note that read: “I am going to kill you. This is poisoned,” according to a 2007 FBI press release.

March pleaded guilty in October 2006 to mailing injurious articles to the justices and to then-FBI Director Robert Mueller, the deputy FBI director and the chiefs of staff of the Army, Navy and Air Force.

The packages had return addresses that included seven women from March’s 1967 college sorority class, her ex-husband, a brother, three other classmates, an old roommate and a former co-worker. March had grudges against all 14 people, according to the FBI.