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Sara Jane Moore Leaving Court

Sara Jane Moore, accused of trying to assassinate President Ford, shown above as…

Woman who tried to assassinate President Ford is released from prison

Seventeen days after the 1st assassination attempt on Gerald Ford; as he left the St. Francis Hotel in downtown San Francisco, Sara Jane Moore, standing in a crowd of onlookers across the street, pointed her .38-caliber revolver at him. Moore fired a single round but missed because the sights were off.

Sara Jane Moore mugshot from '75: tried to assassinate Ford, not unlike Squeaky Fromme, the Manson family member who tried it two weeks earlier. Moore fired two shots and Fromme fired none.


Dec. 12, 1975. Sara Jane Moore pleads guilty to a charge of trying to kill President Ford in San Francisco the previous September.