Donald Defreeze

Birthday
15, 1943
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
May 17, 1974 (30)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
15, 1943
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
May 17, 1974 (30)

About

The leader of the Symbionese Liberation Army guerilla group who organized the kidnapping of heiress Patty Hearst.

Before Fame

His group initially demanded Patty's father donate $70 in food to every resident between Los Angeles and Santa Rosa, but two months later Patty announced she was willingly joining the group.

Trivia

In May 1974, three months after the kidnapping, police raided the SLA headquarters, killing him and five of his compatriots, though not finding Patty Hearst.

Family Life

He began his criminal rap sheet at 14 years of age, when he ran away from home and joined a gang.

Associated With

Horror writer Stephen King cited DeFreeze as the inspiration for his antagonist character, Randall Flagg.