Wednesday April 11, 2012
From KFI Radio in Los Angeles
CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) _ A California prison panel has denied parole to mass murderer Charles Manson parole in his 12th bid for freedom.
The panel acted Wednesday after a parole hearing.
Manson, now a gray-bearded, 77-year-old, did not attend the hearing.
He orchestrated a series of gruesome murders on consecutive nights in Los Angeles 40 years ago. His trial with three women acolytes was an international spectacle.
Manson and his followers were convicted in the 1969 slaying of Tate and four others.
This story is from:
LA Times Blog
April 10, 2012 | 11:06 am
A parole board will review psychological reports and statements of victims as it considers the case of mass murderer Charles Manson on Wednesday.
The board will meet Wednesday morning for what will be Manson’s 12th attempt at parole.
A decision is expected by late Wednesday afternoon.
PHOTOS: The Manson murders [click link below]
So far, Manson has said that he will not be showing up for this parole hearing, but an attorney for him will be present.
Manson, 77, has not attended a parole hearing since 1997.
He and other members of his so-called family were convicted of killing actress Sharon Tate and six other people during a bloody rampage in the Los Angeles area during two August nights in 1969. He is housed at Corcoran State Prison in a special unit for inmates felt to be endangered by other inmates, separate from the general prison population. read more…