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Lynette ‘‘Squeaky’’ Fromme


A follower of cult leader and mass murderer Charles Manson, Lynette ‘‘Squeaky’’ Fromme (October 22, 1948– ) was convicted of trying to kill President Gerald Ford on September 5, 1975, in Sacramento, California. While serving a life sentence at the Federal Prison Camp in Alderson, West Virginia, she escaped on December 23, 1987. Authorities captured her two days later near the prison. Upon sentencing for her escape, Fromme was transferred to the Lexington Federal Correctional Institution in Kentucky. She was released from federal custody on August 14, 2009.


  1. Encyclopedia of Assassinations. New York: Facts on File, 1991.

  2. Fromme Transferred to Kentucky Prison. Charleston Gazette, 6/5/1988.