Board weighing life term
The four-member board took Lois Farquharson's request "under advisement," essentially giving it more time to review interviews, testimony, and arguments presented in the case, PennLive reported.
Farquharson, a psychiatrist, was sentenced to life without parole in 1974 for masterminding the shooting death of Leon Weingrad, a colleague at the old Philadelphia State Hospital, known as Byberry.
Farquharson's then-lover, Gloria Burnette, who admitted fatally shooting Weingrad in a parking area outside Society Hill Towers in Philadelphia on Aug. 29, 1971, served 20 years and was released.
In 1989, The Inquirer reported that Farquharson acknowledged a share of responsibility for the Weingrad killing. She insisted that she did not instigate it, but that she failed to intervene when Burnette showed her a gun and vowed to shoot Weingrad.
Weingrad, a staff doctor at Byberry, disapproved of the relationship between Farquharson and Burnette, and considered Farquharson professionally incompetent. He made his views known to the women and at the hospital.
Farquharson and Burnette were sharing an apartment at Society Hill Towers, and Weingrad and his family lived in the complex as well.