Peggy Sue Thomas will soon enter a courtroom to begin a trial for her life. She's been accused of helping to murder 31-year-old mobile-phone company manager Russel Douglas.
But first: Road trip!
Thomas asked Judge Michael Moynihan if, before her trial starts, she can make a two-week, multi-state road trip in order to do things like go to her half-sister's funeral, visit her dentist, sell her house, weatherize her houseboat "Off the Hook," and grab some warm clothes for winter. The trip would take her to Idaho, Utah, Nevada, and New Mexico.
The judge's call on the trip: Cool by him.
Thomas, who won the Miss Washington pageant three years ago, is accused of luring Douglas to a rural road on Whidbey Island in 2003 where he was killed. Douglas' estranged wife stood to gain about $500,000 in insurance money from the man's death, and Thomas used to work with her at a salon.
Thomas will be fitted with a GPS tracking device during her little jaunt, but prosecutors are still worried that she might split.