Feds Release Assassin

She took a shot at President Ford in 1975. Today, she was released.

Sara Jane Moore, who took a shot at President Ford in a bizarre assassination attempt just 17 days after a disciple of Charles Manson tried to kill Ford, was paroled Monday after 32 years behind bars. Moore, 77, was released from the federal prison in Dublin, east of San Francisco, where she had been serving a life sentence, the Bureau of Prisons said.

Bureau spokeswoman Felicia Ponce said she had no details on why Moore was let out.

Her public defender never got a satisfactory answer from Moore as to why she tried to kill Ford. In recent interviews, Moore said she regretted her actions, saying she was blinded by her radical political views and convinced that the government had declared war on the left.

Assassination, Gerald R. Ford, Sara Jane Moore, 1975

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