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Urban guerrilla' Patty Hearst receives 35 years for armed robbery

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Media heiress Patty Hearst grew up in the wealthy San Francisco suburb of Hillsborough but her sentence showed that the rich cannot always buy results.

Her defence had failed to convince the judge or jury that Hearst was an acute ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ case and had only robbed the bank after identifying with her captors and kidnappers, the SLA.

Eventually, presidentially pardoned, she ended up marrying her bodyguard...