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Judge Releases Tape from 'Squeaky' Fromme's Psychiatric Exam

 
Posted Thursday, April 24th 2014 @ 7am

Following the September 5, 1975 10:04 am attempt on U.S. President Gerald Ford's life by cultist Charles Manson Family member Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, Secret Service agents rush President Ford toward the California State Capitol in Sacramento.

A tape-recording of a former Charles Manson follower who attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford is finally being released.

Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme was recorded for a pre-trial psychiatric examination on September 21, 1975, just two weeks after she attempted to assassinate the president with a Colt-45 in Sacramento's Capitol Park.

A U.S. District Judge granted the release of the recording after a motion was filed by The Sacramento Bee.

In the recording, Fromme is answering questions from a psychiatrist, trying to convince him that she's able to act as her own attorney.

In the 132-minute long recording, Fromme insisted many of the news accounts of sex and drug orgies and how they believed Charles Manson was Jesus Christ, were overblown.

Squeaky Fromme was eventually assigned an attorney, found guilty 19 days later, and in 2009 was released after a parole hearing. 

Listen to portions of the audio, here.

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