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Charles Manson Denied Parole Again

By April 12, 2012

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Saying he shows no signs of rehabilitation, a California Parole Board has denied parole for Charles Manson, leader of a 60s cult responsible for the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders of 1969. It was the 12th time that Manson has been denied parole since his death sentence was commuted to life in prison in 1977.

Manson did not attend his parole hearing at Corcoran State Prison.

This week's hearing may be the last chance a parole for the aging cult leader. Under California law the board ruled him ineligible for a hearing again for 15 years, when he would be 92 years old.

At the hearing, Manson's court-appointed attorney, DeJon R. Lewis, argued that his client should be transferred to a state mental hospital rather than remain in prison. "Charles Manson does not need incarceration at this point in his life," Lewis told reporters before the hearing. "He needs hospitalization."

'I Am a Very Dangerous Man'

But members of the board relied on statements he made to a prison psychologist to determine his fate.

"I'm special. I'm not like the average inmate," Manson was quoted as saying, "I have spent my life in prison. I have put five people in the grave. I am a very dangerous man."

Manson was last denied parole in 2007.

The Tate-LaBianca Murders

On Aug. 8, 1969, Manson's followers, known as the Family, murdered Steven Earl Parent, Jay Sebring, Wojciech Frykowski, Abigail Folger, Sharon Tate and Sharon Tate's unborn child at Terry Melcher's house in Los Angeles. The next night, members of the group killed Leno and Rosemary LaBianca at their home.

None of those convicted with Manson of the Tate-LaBianca murders have ever been paroled.

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April 12, 2012 at 11:18 pm
(1) George Vreeland Hill says:

The next thing I want to read when it comes to Manson is his obituary.

George Vreeland Hill

April 14, 2012 at 8:53 am
(2) Les MacDonald says:

Manson’s death sentence was commuted to life in 1972…not 1977. He became eligible to apply for parole starting in 1978.

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