60-Year-Old Murderer Running for Prom Queen
PUEBLO, Colo. - A 60-year-old woman who is running for homecoming queen at Colorado State University-Pueblo was accused of shooting three people, killing one woman, at a Denver women's shelter in 1989.
Juanita Whitaker was found not guilty by reason of insanity.
At the time, the Rocky Mountain News reported that Whitaker blamed the rampage on a computer chip her ex-husband planted in her brain.
When asked about it, Whitaker says she's made mistakes in her past and this is her second chance.
Whitaker says she's changed her life and has joined nonprofit groups that help the disabled and mentally ill.
CSU-Pueblo says Whitaker meets all the requirements to run for homecoming queen, including good grades and there is no reason to disqualify.
She is running against two other students; one is a gay man.
The homecoming election was held on campus on Thursday. Results will be announced Saturday.