Kathy Boudin was a participant in the 1981 Brinks Truck robbery. She was not armed at any time and was in the cab of the U-haul truck used to flee the scene. Nyack N.Y. Police set up a roadblock. Kathy Boudin got out of the truck with her hands in the air and was taken into custody by police.
Subsequently other officers attempted to enter the back of the truck and a gun battle erupted. Tragically two police officers were killed in the line of duty.
Boudin was convicted and sentenced as an accessory to felony murder in 1984.
Food for thought;
1. The prosecuting District Attorney confirmed the claims of the defense that Ms. Boudin had not participated in the planning, and further that she "could not be held legally responsible for those killings because she was unarmed, had already surrendered, and was in custody."
2. Judge David S. Ritter after sentencing Ms. Boudin to twenty years-to-life, stated he could see "no reason Ms. Boudin should not be paroled at the expiration of the twenty years."
Ms. Boudin is a convicted felon who was an accessory to an armed robbery. She didn't shoot anybody, nor did she even carry a weapon.
Arguably 22 years might have been enough.