Sara Jane Moore lived a number of different lives- suburban matron, successful businesswoman and member of the radical left. She was married five times and abandoned three children at her parents’ in West Virginia. Moore had volunteered to serve as a double agent between the FBI and the San Francisco radical underground. However, she had been dropped by the FBI because she had confessed to her friends in the Movement that she was an informer. After the murder of the black school superintendent of the Oakland school system by the Symbianese Liberation Army, she began to fear retribution from the left. Her fear and sense of isolation prompted her to fire a single revolver shot at President Ford outside the Saint Francis Hotel as he was about to enter a limousine. With this action, she was apparently attempting to do penance for her having sold out the Movement and to show solidarity with its goals. Moore was found legally responsible at her trial and sentenced to life imprisonment.