Thursday, August 06, 2009

Wannbe Presidential Assassin to Go Free

Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme is going to be paroled on August 16th. She was convicted of attempting to assassinate President Ford in 1975. Fromme was a follower of Charles Manson and the assassination attempt was related to her love of Charles Manson.

An article (After 34 years, Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme to be released) from CNN has more details:

The president she once pointed a gun at has been dead for nearly three years, and her longtime idol and leader, Charles Manson, remains in prison.

However, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme is about to get her first taste of real freedom in more than three decades.

According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Fromme, now 60, is set to be released on parole August 16.

Fromme is housed at the Federal Medical Center at Carswell, Texas.

For years, she was one of Manson's few remaining followers, as many other "Manson Family" members have shunned him. A prison spokeswoman would not say whether Fromme continues to correspond with Manson.

Fromme was convicted in 1975 of pointing a gun at then-President Gerald Ford in Sacramento, California. Secret Service agents prevented her from firing, but the gun was later found to have no bullet in the chamber, although it contained a clip of ammunition.

1 comment:

Scott said...

They should have left her in jail to rot. I would say she's worse than a garden slug, but that would be an insult to garden slugs!