The former president recalled seeing a hand holding a large handgun slipping through a crowd at a Sacramento park before a Secret Service agent lunged at Fromme.
Almost 38 years ago, on Sept. 5, 1975, at around 9:30 a.m., a young woman left her $100-a-month attic apartment at 1725 P St. and began the short stroll to the CA. state Capitol. Dressed in a flowing red robe and carrying a loaded Colt .45-caliber pistol in a leg holster, she became part of American history. At 10:06 a.m., Lynette Alice Fromme pulled the pistol out from under her robe and pointed it at President Gerald R. Ford.......
Ford recalls 'Squeaky' Fromme assassination attempt in video
|Squeaky Fromme on the stand |
during the penalty phase the trial of Charles Manson 1971 by Howard Brodie
the Hall of Justice where the trial was taking place. They carved an "X" in their foreheads following
Manson's lead. Fromme took the stand in defense of Manson, during the penalty phase of the trial. When
asked if she was in love with Manson, she responded
"Well, Charlie's in love with love, I'm in love with love so I'm in love with Charlie. All of us are."