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D.A. Opposes Bruce Davis' Release

By January 31, 2013

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The Los Angeles district attorney is fighting to keep one of the Charles Manson Family members behind bars. D.A. Jackie Lacey has asked California Gov. Jerry Brown to overrule a parole board's decision to grant Bruce Davis freedom after more than 40 years of incarceration.

Davis was convicted of two murders that were not related to the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders by other Manson family members.

In October, a three-member parole panel voted to grant Davis release at his 27th parole hearing since his conviction in 1969. That decision had to be reviewed by the entire board over a 120-day period, which ends Monday.

Lace wrote a letter to Gov. Brown asking him to reverse the board's decision, saying that Davis has not expressed genuine remorse for his crimes.

Davis and Steve Grogan were convicted for the murders of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald "Shorty" Shea in 1969. Grogan was paroled after he led police to the location of Shea's body in 1985.

If the entire board accepts the panels parole recommendation, Gov. Brown has 30 days to approve or reject it.

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January 31, 2013 at 12:46 am
(1) Edward C. Stengel says:

First, it was said the Gerry Brown had 120 days to make a decision about whether or not to accept the parole board’s recommendation, and now they’ve changed that to the entire parole board having 120 days and Gerry Brown then having 30 days from that decision. How many more delays and how much more wasted time can the state come up with? Free the man already. He’s been in prison 42 years. Gerry Brown and the parole board need to get off their rectums and do their job and stop wasting time because they don’t have the political courage to do their job.

February 1, 2013 at 6:07 pm
(2) Lost highway says:

Jerry Brown has been appointing more qualified commissioners . And once stated more or less. He wasn’t going to get into over ruling what the board decides . If Davis is released then Van Houten should be for sure . So should Bobby. Some murder victims never get justice . ( like my sister murdered in 1983 ) and some people spend time in prison although released many years later after being found innocent . We have no perfect system . The Board needs to follow the law . These people have now spent generations in prison . Why are the tax payers spending money giving them master degrees if there is no real intention of rehabilitating , punishment of years and release . Politics ! DA s are far from perfect themselves . Mostly Steve Kay , whom worked to free a rapest twice (Stephen Cineros) against a judges reluctance and others . Before the rapest finely was caught and convicted a third time . And givin 70 years . Thanks to Kay and his brillance ,the rapest committed 10 rapes . Kay is the last person that should talk about people contributions to crimes committed . I don’t see how the man sleeps at night . enough already . Susan Struther daughter of victim Rosemary Labianca has forgiving these people . Time for the politics to stop making Manson a celeb . And move on .

February 5, 2013 at 2:24 pm
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