Lynette Squeaky Fromme Sentenced

Lynette Squeaky Fromme Sentenced

Lynette Squeaky Fromme Sentenced

Lynette Squeaky Fromme Sentenced

Life Sentence

On November 26, 1975, a jury found Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme guilty of attempting to assassinate President Gerald Ford on the previous September 5. The judge sentenced her to life in prison.

Fromme was a follower of then jailed (now dead) Charles Manson, cult leader of the infamous Manson Family whose members had murdered Sharon Tate (8 months pregnant) and her friends: Folgers coffee heiress Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski, and Hollywood hairstylist Jay Sebring at Roman Polanski’s home in Los Angeles, California on August 9, 1969 as well as killing Leno and Rosemary LaBiana, wealthy Los Angeles residents, the following day.

Lynette Squeaky Fromme Sentenced

Early life

Lynette Alice Fromme was born  in Santa Monica, California on October 22, 1948. In 1967, often an outsider whose didn’t fit into the traditional academic settings her parents wanted her to succeed in, she met Charles Manson in Venice, California. She joined his “family” and traveled with them.

Lynette Squeaky Fromme Sentenced


Back in California, the family lived as caretakers on the Spahn Ranch. The 80-year-old George Spahn nicknamed Fromme “Squeaky” because of the sound she made when he would touch her.

Fromme was not charged with involvement in the August 1969 murders. During the trial, Fromme and other family members “camped” outside the Los Angeles County courtroom where the Manson family trial occurred.

After a jury convicted Manson, authorities moved him from prison to prison, Fromme moved from town to town to be near him.

Lynette Squeaky Fromme Sentenced

Assassination attempt

Lynette Squeaky Fromme Sentenced

In 1972, Fromme moved to Sacramento, CA and it was there on September 5, 1975 that she aimed a loaded pistol an President Gerald Ford in Sacramento. Fromme was concerned about the cutting of redwood trees in California and felt that her actions would bring attention to that concern. The gun didn’t go off, and Secret Service agents wrestled Fromme to the ground.

Lynette Squeaky Fromme Sentenced


On December 23, 1987, Fromme escaped from the Federal Prison Camp, Ain Alderson, West Virginia. She hoped to meet the still-imprisoned Manson whom she heard was ill. Authorities captured her two days later and sent her to the Federal Medical Center, Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas.

Lynette Squeaky Fromme Sentenced


Lynette Squeaky Fromme Sentenced

She was released on August 14, 2009 at the age of 60, after serving 34 years.

Under parole, Fromme moved to Marcy, NY to live with her boyfriend. Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara confirmed that, but officials would not release her exact address.

With the death of Manson, the surviving members of his cult briefly became newsworthy again.

Lynette Squeaky Fromme Sentenced


In August 2018, the Peasenhall Press published Reflexion. 

From the Manson Blog site: In nearly 500 pages Fromme vividly chronicles her life with Charles Manson from the time she met him in May of 1967 to the final arrest of the so-called “Manson Family” in Death Valley in October of 1969. From Venice Beach, to the redwoods around Mendocino, to San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury, to Topanga Canyon and the Spiral Staircase and Condemned Houses, to Dennis Wilson’s Sunset Drive mansion, to Spahn’s Movie Ranch in Chatsworth, and finally to the Myers and Barker Ranches in Goler Wash in the Mojave Desert — everything is here in Fromme’s reflexion on her extensive travels and experiences with Manson and the like people around them who were “preparing to survive either a revolution, or the static institutions that were systematically trading all of our vital necessities for money.”

Lynette Squeaky Fromme Sentenced

19 thoughts on “Lynette Squeaky Fromme Sentenced”

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  2. I’m 43 and have been researching this case since the age of 15. I often wonder about the whereabouts, as well as, the current state of mind of certain “family” members. Lynette Fromme being one of them as well as Sandra Good and Ruth Ann Moorehouse, just to name a few. Last I knew Lynette Fromme and Sandra Good were still devoted Manson “followers”. Is it possible that either or both of them has finally renounced the former beliefs that they both held so strongly to? Does anyone know? I would love to know where Ruth Ann Moorehouse is. I’m pretty sure she went on to have a decent life. As I understand she is very private. Can’t say that I blame her. Any information would be greatly appreciated. By the way, I recently read “Member of the Family” by Dianne Lake. Great read. I highly recommended it.

    1. Lynette Fromme just recently wrote a book called Reflexion that was released August 2018.

      Lynette Fromme’s story of her life with Charles Manson
      1967 — 1969

      “You likely heard about the murders. This book is what happened before and after them along California’s beaches and bluffs, San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury, the redwoods, Topanga Canyon, Beverly Hills, the Santa Susana Mountains, and the outback of the Mojave Desert. It’s about the Charles Manson I perceived, and a gathering of people preparing to survive either a revolution, or the static institutions that were systematically trading all of our vital necessities for money.” — Lynette Fromme, 2018

      Includes never before published writings from Charles Manson, Sandy, Cappy, Mary, Brenda, Ouisch, Gypsy, Clem, and Katie

    2. Hard to say what goes through Good and Fromme’s minds. Ruth Anne Moorehouse lives somewhere in the mid west and is married and has 3 children. She had plastic surgery to remove the X from her forehead and is a very private person. She was so young when she met Manson. 14 years old and her own father a total nut case. Thank God Ruth Anne has been able to move on from such a horrible time in her life.

    3. I served time in Federal prison in Florida, Texas, and California and got to know some of the members. I admire Red (Lynette) the most. She sticks to her convictions, and no mater about renouncement or not, which she hasnt, she is a very moral person. I became seriously ill while in Marianna Fl. and she helped and comforted me and I will never forget it.

    1. She still lives on Benton Rd. in Marcy, NY. with her boyfriend. She keeps a low profile & doesn’t bother anyone around here at all.

  3. What is Lynn’s opinion on the book from Bravin? I bought and read Reflexion already. Beautifull book, though I miss her experiences after 1969. Maybe she could write another book describing the rest of het life, and her personal ideas about what happened?

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