"And, no, I'm not sorry I tried, because at the time it seemed a correct expression of my anger."
Said Sara Jane Moore at her sentencing in 1976. The woman who tried to assassinate President Gerald Ford was paroled yesterday, in accordance with a federal law — not applicable to crimes committed after Oct. 31, 1987 — that requires parole after 30 years of good behavior.
Does this mean Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme is due for release? Fromme too received a life sentence after attempting to assassinate Gerald Ford. Fromme was a devotee of Charles Manson, and she went first. Moore — a radical accountant who volunteered to do bookkeeping for the Symbionese Liberation Army — followed on 3 weeks later.