In October 1989, she met Jimmy Weeks at a Santee, S.C., motel, took him to breakfast, then drove him to a secluded spot that she and Allen had preselected, she said.
Susan Weeks asked Jimmy Weeks to get something from the car's trunk. When he got out of the vehicle, Allen and an accomplice were waiting. Jimmy Weeks was killed by shotgun blasts and then his throat was slit.
Susan Weeks and Allen were both arrested for the murder, but she became a prosecution witness. Allen was convicted and received a life sentence; she received a five-year sentence and served three years.
During Weeks' testimony at her boyfriend's murder trial, the judge twice stopped the proceedings to instruct the jury that she had lied on the stand.
"I wouldn't believe her if it was Thursday and she told me tomorrow was going to be Friday," said Richard Breibart, the Lexington, S.C., attorney who represented Allen.
After Jimmy Weeks' murder but before her arrest, Susan Weeks married Allen. Her attempts to collect on Jimmy Weeks' life insurance were unsuccessful, since she had become a suspect in his murder.
After she completed her prison sentence related to her husband's death, Susan Weeks was arrested on charges of gun possession and parole violation and was returned to prison. She is due to be released to a halfway house in Middle Georgia next month.
(Timeline chronicles the following:)
Oct. 8, 1973 Dodge County Chief Deputy Sheriff Dalton Burnam and his wife Georgia Kate are murdered at their home in the Dodge County town of Rhine. John Henry McDuffie, a convicted bootlegger, is one of three men convicted in 1976 for the killings. McDuffie serves 15 years in prison.
Oct. 7, 1982 FBI Agent Roland Rozier suffers near-fatal beating during a blown undercover sting operation near Douglas, in Coffee County. Jimmy Weeks, his wife Susan Latan Weeks (McDuffie's daughter) and two others indicted. She becomes protected federal witness; he pleads guilty, serves seven years.
Oct. 29, 1989 Susan Latan Weeks meets husband Jimmy Weeks in Santee, S.C., shortly after his release. She drives him to secluded spot where her boyfriend, William Dale Allen, and an accomplice kill Weeks. She becomes a prosecution witness and serves three years in jail. Allen receives a life sentence.
July 1, 1993 Eastman accountant Donald Purser, expected to be a key witness in federal investigation of Dodge County corruption, is assassinated in his home in rural Dodge County.
March 25, 2000 Susan Latan Weeks, on supervised leave from federal prison in Texas, assists GBI in obtaining taped confession to Purser murder from John Henry McDuffie, her father. Confession also implicates her son Jamie.
Sept. 26, 2000 John Henry McDuffie and Jamie Weeks indicted by Dodge County grand jury for Purser murder.