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Caril Fugate remains in critical but stable condition after crash

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Posted: Thursday, August 8, 2013 11:20 am

LINCOLN -- Caril Ann Fugate Clair, who went with Charles Starkweather on a 1958 killing spree, remains in critical but stable condition, authorities said Wednesday.

The 70-year-old Fugate Clair has been hospitalized in Kalamazoo, Mich., since a single-vehicle crash Monday night that killed her husband, Frederick Clair, 81, the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office said.

She was 14 and a Lincoln resident in January 1958 when her boyfriend, Starkweather, began the string of murders that terrorized Nebraskans. Ten people were killed over the space of a few days.

Authorities later learned that Starkweather had also killed Lincoln gas station attendant Robert Colvert, after a robbery and abduction in late 1957.

Starkweather was executed.

Fugate Clair served 18 years in prison. After being paroled, she moved to Michigan, where she worked in a hospital for three decades.

She married about six years ago and has been living in Ohio.

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