Crime: Squeaky's Christmas Hike

Squeaky's Christmas Hike

In her years at Alderson Federal Correctional Institution in West Virginia, Lynette ("Squeaky") Fromme was a model inmate. Serving a life sentence for attempting to assassinate President Gerald Ford in 1975, Fromme seemed content to do her time in the state that was once home to her idol, Charles Manson. "I'm thinking Manson, air, water and earth," said Fromme upon her transfer to Alderson eight years ago.

But last week Fromme decided to think about freedom. After climbing over an 8-ft. barbed-wire fence, Fromme spent some 40 hours hiding out in the mountainous wilderness while armed posses with bloodhounds scoured the...

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