Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme

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Listen to Manson Follower 'Squeaky' Fromme's Mental Evaluation

She sounds calm and in control talking with psychiatrist before trial

(Newser) - The Sacramento Bee is out with a fascinating bit of history regarding Manson follower Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme. A judge agreed to the newspaper's request to release audio recordings of her psychiatric evaluation on Sept. 21, 1975, made just weeks after she was arrested for pointing a gun at... More »

New Manson Pics Bared in Time for Parole Hearing

He's no model prisoner

(Newser) - Photos of a clearly elderly, cloudy-eyed Charles Manson have been released by California prison officials one week before the notorious killing mastermind's parole hearing. The photos, taken last summer and provided to CNN , show a startlingly more frail Manson, 77, with long gray hair and a beard, the Nazi... More »

Dying Manson Killer Pleads Today for 'Sympathy' Parole

Susan Atkins suffers from brain cancer 40 years after slashing Sharon Tate

(Newser) - The Charles Manson cult member who held down pregnant actress Sharon Tate and stabbed her 16 times will plead for sympathy today at her 13th parole hearing, reports CNN. Susan Atkins, 61, is suffering from brain cancer and is 85% paralyzed, according to her husband. The hearing may be held... More »

Would-Be Ford Assassin Goes Free

(Newser) - Attempted presidential assassin and Manson Family member Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme is free after more than 30 years in prison, ABC News reports. Fromme. 60, had completed her term for the attempted assassination of Gerald Ford—she didn’t get off a shot—but was held longer because of a... More »

Manson Follower Who Tried to Kill Ford Leaving Prison

(Newser) - Squeaky Fromme is going free. The Manson follower who attempted to assassinate President Ford in 1975 is scheduled to be released from prison on Aug. 16, ABC News reports. Fromme, real name Lynette, pointed a pistol at Ford from about 2 feet away before an agent wrestled it away. Now... More »

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