At 10:06 a.m. Sept. 5, 1975, in Capitol Park in Sacramento, Lynette Alice “Squeaky” Fromme pulled a Colt .45-caliber pistol from a leg holster, pointed it at President Gerald R. Ford, who was about 2 feet away shaking hands as he headed for a meeting with Gov. Jerry Brown, and pulled the trigger. The gun did not fire a round. Fromme was wrestled to the ground by a Secret Service agent, a Sacramento police officer and bystanders. The follower of cult leader and mass murderer Charles Manson was found guilty in federal court and sentenced to life in prison.
At 10:06 a.m. Sept. 5, 1975, in Capitol Park in Sacramento, Lynette Alice “Squeaky” Fromme pulled a Colt .45-caliber pistol from a leg holster, pointed it at President Gerald R. Ford, who was about 2 feet away shaking hands as he headed for a meeting with Gov. Jerry Brown, and pulled the trigger. The gun did not fire a round. Fromme was wrestled to the ground by a Secret Service agent, a Sacramento police officer and bystanders. The follower of cult leader and mass murderer Charles Manson was found guilty in federal court and sentenced to life in prison. Bee file
At 10:06 a.m. Sept. 5, 1975, in Capitol Park in Sacramento, Lynette Alice “Squeaky” Fromme pulled a Colt .45-caliber pistol from a leg holster, pointed it at President Gerald R. Ford, who was about 2 feet away shaking hands as he headed for a meeting with Gov. Jerry Brown, and pulled the trigger. The gun did not fire a round. Fromme was wrestled to the ground by a Secret Service agent, a Sacramento police officer and bystanders. The follower of cult leader and mass murderer Charles Manson was found guilty in federal court and sentenced to life in prison. Bee file

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