Marie and her family say their attorney has advised them not to say when they learned about her criminal past.

Though daughter Maureen never suspected her mother was a fugitive, looking back, she says there were signs. "I always thought of my mom as such an ambitious woman and smart and intelligent, so I always wondered why she didn't have a normal career. That was one thing I always wondered about, and I just figured she wanted to raise her family and devote herself to that."

Maureen says she also once found a letter addressed to her mother with a different last name. "I was confused by it, and I thought, 'You know, maybe she was married or engaged before my father,'" she says. "And I just kind of [decided] I wanted her to come to us in her own time."


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