Showing posts with label Lynettte Fromme's Trial. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lynettte Fromme's Trial. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

United States v. Lynette Fromme (Panel Discussion)

This is really good stuff folks. 

It's a panel discussion which includes several key figures from Squeaky's trial. Even Jess Bravin (the author of "Squeaky") is there!

Filmed in 2013, Jess Bravin, the Secret service, the U.S. Attorney, Fromme's defense attorney, and many others, recall their presence and experience during the assassination attempt and subsequent trial of Squeeky...


Enjoy!


On a September morning in 1975, as President Gerald R. Ford walked through the lawns of California's State Capitol, a 26-year-old follower of cult leader Charles Manson approached, weaving her way through the crowd, and pointed a loaded pistol directly at the President. Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme's purported assassination attempt failed, but the process that led to her conviction and sentence to life in prison has been characterized as the most publicized, if not the most bizarre, trial in the history of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. 

On September 24, 2013, the major participants in the 1975 trial of United States v. Lynette Fromme gathered in the Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse in Sacramento, to share their memories of that historic trial. The panelists included Dwayne Keyes and Donald Heller, the United States Attorney and Assistant U. S. Attorney who prosecuted the case; John Virga, Fromme's court-appointed defense counsel; Douglas Duncan, the Secret Service Agent in charge of the Sacramento office at the time; and Jess Bravin, Supreme Court Correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, and author of the biography, "Squeaky: the Life and Times of Lynette Alice Fromme." Senior United States District Judge William B. Shubb served as moderator of the discussion.

Co-sponsored by the Historical Society of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California and the Sacramento Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. All rights reserved.