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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