CRIME: Patty's Million Dollar Release

She was smiling radiantly—the glowing, cover-girl smile remembered from the days before her troubles all began. To celebrate the occasion, she was stylishly dressed in gaucho pants, a dark, pin-stripe vest and a white blouse, and she was ebullient when she made a brief and jaunty appearance in San Francisco before the newsmen—some of whom applauded—who had covered her story for so long. "It would feel a lot better if I were home right now," she said. Moments later, that was precisely where she was headed. After 14 months in jail, Patty...