Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme to settle in Marcy

Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme

Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme has no obvious ties to Central New York: she was born and spent her life before prison in California, but the federal prison system has notified Oneida County that she will be settling in Marcy, a mostly rural town east of Rome.Oneida County Undersheriff M. Peter Paravati says the paperwork says no extra security will be needed for her, and State Police also tell Action News that they have no plans for extra security for the now-60 year old woman who's done 34 years in prison for pointing a gun at then-President Gerald Ford back in 1975. Undersheriff Paravati says because Ford is dead, the perceived threat is lessened. Fromme will, however, have to report her whereabouts to federal prison authorities.Many Marcy area residents we spoke with were ok with her becoming a neighbor. "If she served her time," George Herder told us, "either put her back in prison or leave her alone."Fromme was a follower of cult muderer Charles Manson, though she was never charged with his killing sprees. As for why she's moving here, Undersheriff Paravati says he has no idea, but 'Marcy is a nice place to live.'