Sara Jane Moore Released From Prison

Ken AshfordHistory2 Comments

She’s out.  Sara, now 77, was one of the two women who tried to shoot President Ford on separate occasions in September 1975. 

Moore tried it on September 22, 1975; Squeaky Fromme tried it earlier on September 5.  Fromme, a Charles Manson devotee (unlike Moore, who had her own reasons), is still in prison.

Moore’s shot missed Ford of course.  A bystander saw her and actually pulled her arm before she shot, but she managed to squeeze off a single bullet.

Here’s video of Sara Jane’s failed attempt: