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Karen walters

Karen Walters

Real Name: Karen Walters-Cepulonis
Nicknames: No known nicknames
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Date: September 1987

Bio

Occupation: Teacher
Date of Birth: Unrevealed
Height: Unrevealed
Weight: Unrevealed
Marital Status: Married
Characteristics: Caucasian female

Case

Details: Richard Cepulonis, along with an accomplice, robbed a Boston bank in 1973. The two were in a high speed chase with police, and in order to create a diversion, shot and injured a sixty year old woman and vanished. Two months later, they were arrested and was given a fifty year sentence. He met Karen Walters, an elementary school teacher, in 1977 when she was writing to Cepulonis for a project. They became involved and later married in 1985. Two years later, Cepulonis was transferred to a minimum security prison. When he walked off the prison grounds in an escape in September 1987, it is believed Walters was there to aide in his escape.
Suspects: Richard Cepulonis
Extra Notes: The case was featured as a part of the March 15, 1996 episode.
The case was also featured in a comic book based off the show Quantum Leap, where the protagonist Sam has jumped into the body of Karen Walters and learns that he is there to rectify history, as the story says Walters was duped and Sam's mission is to get her not to aid fugitives.
Results: Solved. Cepulonis and Walters were arrested near Minneapolis in October of 1996 after a viewer recognized the couple. Cepulonis was returned to prison, and Walters served time in prison and has since been released.
Links: None


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