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Lynette (Squeaky) Fromme, who is serving a life sentence for attempting to assassinate former President Gerald R. Ford in 1975, declined an opportunity to seek parole, officials said. In Alderson, W. Va., David Helman of the Federal Correctional Institution for Women said Fromme is eligible under federal law to appear today before the Parole Commission. “She has not given us any reason for not having this hearing,” Helman said. Fromme, a follower of cult leader Charles Manson, was convicted of trying to kill Ford while he was visiting Sacramento.


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