After 34 years in prison for the attempted assassination of Gerald Ford and suffering from brain cancer, Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme is released from custody.
Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme, the Charles Manson disciple who spent 34 years in prison for attempting to assassinate then-President Gerald Ford has been released. In September 1975, 26 year-old Fromme attempted to shoot Ford with a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol, but was stopped by Secret Service Agents.
Now 60 years old, Lynette Fromme has been suffering from terminal brain cancer, and her physical condition is poor, as she has experienced partial paralysis due to the illness. Fromme was released this morning at 8 a.m. from the Federal Medical Center Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas.