Daily Commentary – Thursday, August 6th, 2009 – Manson Follower Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme to be Released from Prison
- After more than 30 years, Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, the Charles Manson follower convicted of attempting to assassinate president Ford, has finished her sentence.
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After 34 years in prison, Charles Manson cult follower Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme is scheduled to to released from prison. Lynette Fromme was convicted in 1975 of pointing a gun at then President Gerald Ford in Sacramento, California. Fromme was sentenced to life in prison, but parole was an option at the time. If one can attempt to murder a President, any President, and get parole when given a life sentence, it makes one question the entire parole process.
She said it never occurred to her that she could wind up in prison. Asked whether she had any regrets, Fromme said, “No. No, I don’t. I feel it was fate.” However, she said she thought that her incarceration was “unnecessary” and that she couldn’t see herself repeating her offense.
Some criminals should never be paroled for the crimes they commit. It is called a deterrent.