Skip to comments.Woman who tried to assassinate President Ford is released from Calif. prison after 32 years
Posted on 01/01/2008 12:36:47 AM PST by jdm
SAN FRANCISCO: Sara Jane Moore started the new year Tuesday a free woman more than three decades after a bizarre assassination attempt on President Ford that still baffles even her own attorney.
"I never got a satisfactory answer from her as to why she did it," said retired federal public defender James F. Hewitt.
Prison officials have offered no details on why Moore, 77, was paroled Monday from a federal penitentiary east of San Francisco, where she had been serving a life sentence. Moore had been behind bars for 32 years.
The one-time aspiring film actress was 40 feet away from Ford outside a hotel in San Francisco when she fired a shot at him on Sept. 22, 1975. As she raised her .38-caliber revolver and pulled the trigger, Oliver Sipple, a disabled former Marine standing next to her, pushed up her arm. The bullet flew over Ford's head by several feet.
The attempt came 17 days after a disciple of Charles Manson tried to kill the president in Sacramento.
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Answer: It's San Francisco!
In other news, they keep killing the wrong Kennedy.
Who’s stupid idea was this?
Well, she won’t be able to shoot at Ford now. Or, if she did, it wouldn’t do him much harm.
I presumed the story was about Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme. She missed Ford too, sparing America the embarassment of explaining to the rest of the world how a girl named “Squeaky” could get past our Secret Service.
The earlier attempt on Ford’s life was by Squeakie Fromme - the disciple of Charles Manson.
I think you’re thinking of Squeaky Fromme.
Squeaky tried to kill him a couple of weeks earlier.
Does being nuttier than a squirrel t*rd count as a "motive"?
“Answer: It’s San Francisco!”
No, my friend. it is San FranSICKO.
DUmbist city on earth.. I should know. I have a brother in Pacifica and he is also a sicko.
She didn’t succeed, and she’s had a good 32 years....
I was thinking her nck name was squeekie from or sunshine
Whos stupid idea was this?
Well she is 77 after all. How much energy does she have now. What is she going to do run towards a President with a gun and cane? I think she will wish she was back in jail after a few months of reality hits. She is “institutionalized” and may not even handle being free.
You don’t know many 77 years olds do you?
I know many have lower golf handicaps than me.
You probably know a lot of people that have lower golf handicaps than yourself.
I do. I am a 14.
Sara Jane Moore is pictured on her way to federal court in San Francisco, December 17, 1975, where a federal judge accepted her plea of guilty to the attempted assassination of President Ford. U.S. District Judge Samuel Conti ruled that no trial would be held and set January 15, 1976 for her sentencing. (AP Photo/Jim Palmer)
In a never-before-published police photo released September 3, 1976 by the Sacramento Bee, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme is shown in an interrogation room with an empty holster strapped to her leg shortly after she was taken into custody on September 5, 1975 after attempting to assassinate President Ford outside the Capitol in Sacramento. She was later convicted and sent to federal prison for the assassination attempt. (AP Photo/Police Handout via Sacramento Bee)
She can start hanging around these fine ladies.
Wow, I like it.
Keep them in prison until they’re too old and feeble to earn a living or support themselves then release them without a retirement package or a job. I hope the slimebelle has a miserable rest-of-her-life experience.
WOW! Very impressive. I didn’t start playing on a semi-regular basis until about a year and a half ago. I wish I would have started 40 years earlier.
Thank you. Have a lot of good golfers in the family. Got lucky. Just born into it. The one mistake I made in my life was when I was offered a job at Ben Hogan’s golf manufacturing plant; I turned it down. It was because he knew my Dad. My Dad never forgave me. LOL
One good tip is to always play with someone better than you. Your game will be better. I would play with Tiger Woods(who I consider the greatest golfer ever because he can do it all)in a split second. Just think how good my game would be.
You dont know many 77 years olds do you?
Not really. lol. I guess I was doing quite a bit of sterotyping in my last post.
“Was her nickname tweetie or something like that”
You are thinking of ‘Squeeky Fromme’.
Reagan's 'crazy' shooter is out, and now this one. So why is Sirhan still locked up. I believe he's spent more time in prison than any murderer in California. Heck he's been denied parole 13 times, what's up with that? Are they prejudiced against Arabs (he's NOT a Muslim)? And it's not like he is a loon like Charlie Manson .
And who the heck was RFK anyway? No one special, just another lying politician spewing BS, not a President like Reagan or Ford. Plus as we now know RFK was a CRIMINAL with his illegal wiretapping. then the Marilyn Monroe suspicious death thing.
So, FREE SIRHAN, FREE SIRHAN!! End Arab discrimination NOW!
The federal sentencing laws which were in effect back in the 70s (which still apply to anyone convicted back then) pretty much require that someone serving a life sentence be paroled after 30 years of good behavior in prison.