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Charles Manson disciple Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme to be released from prison

Posted by andreaitis on August 5, 2009

Lynette Fromme

Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme; Image via Wikipedia

According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Lynette ‘Squeaky’ Fromme will be released on parole on August 16 after 34 years behind bars.

Fromme was not just a devoted follower of cult leader Charles Manson, she also attempted to assassinate  President Ford in 1975.

For those who need a crimes-of-the-century refresher, members of the ‘Manson Family’ burst into a Beverly Hills home and  killed actress Sharon Tate and four others on August 9th, 1969.  Tate, the wife of director Roman Polanski,  was 8 1/2 months pregnant at the time.

I remember writing to Lynette Fromme when I worked at Fox Television’s news magazine A Current Affair, trying to secure a prison interview.  And yes, those were the days when you typed a letter on paper, before you had to distinguish the kind of mail you were sending.   She never agreed but we did get an interview  with another Manson disciple, Fromme’s friend and former roommate Sandra Good.

Legendary tabloid reporter Steve Dunleavy told the story with one-of-a-kind style and flair.

Sandra Good, 1989, Part 1

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Sandra Good, 1989, Part 2

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Good served a 15 year prison term for death threats against more than 170 business executives.  She remained a loyal Charles Manson supporter during her prison term and for years after, even creating a pro-Manson website.  The website went offline in 2001, and so did Sandra Good.  With Lynette ‘Squeaky’ Fromme’s imminent release, we’ll see if Sandra Good can stay hidden for long.

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One Response to “Charles Manson disciple Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme to be released from prison”

  1. Fran Johns said

    Manson & co were horrors, but I think Squeaky is more to be pitied than censured.

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