Apr 07,2009 00:00
NEW YORK -- Convicted accessory to murder Annika Ostberg Deasy is heading to her native Sweden after more than 27 years in a California prison, authorities say.
Deasy, who was found guilty of murder for being present when her boyfriend killed a police officer and a Stockton, Calif., restaurant owner, will be returned to Sweden to complete her sentence of 25 years to life in prison, the Swedish news agency Tidningarnas Telegrambyra reported.
"She has been released from the prison after an agreement with the Swedish government. She will be transferred to Sweden," a prisons representative said.
Reports in Sweden indicated Deasy spent Monday night in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York after being transferred from the California Institution for Women and would be flown to Stockholm on a private jet chartered by the Swedish prisons service.
TT said Deasy, 55, moved to California with her mother in the 1960s, developed a drug problem and ran away from home as a teenager. She become involved with drug dealer Brian Cox who in April 1981 killed two people while Deasy was accompanying him.
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