Charles Manson is up for parole for the twelfth time later this month.
The notorious serial killer Charles Manson is 77 now, but that may not sway the parole board to let him live out his final years on the outside. In 2007 the parole board rejected his bid, saying that he, "continues to pose an unreasonable danger to others and may still bring harm to anyone he would come in contact with."
Charles Manson was originally sentence to death for the murder of spree his family‚ carried out on August 9, 1969. During the spree, they killed Roman Polanski's 26 year-old wife Sharon Tate who was 8 months pregnant.
Sharon Tate was hosting friends at their Hollywood home that evening. Charles Manson sent his "family" to kill Jay Sebring, Voytek Frykowski, Abigail Folger (of the coffee mogul Folgers), and Steven Parent. Two others, Gary Hinman and Donald Shea were also killed by the Charles Manson "family."
When the California Supreme Court found the state's death penalty law unconstitutional, Charles Manson was instead faced with life in prison, with the possibility of parole.
Charles Manson has been denied parole 11 times now. He has apparently been uncooperative during past parole hearings, and in recent years has been found with a makeshift weapon and a cell phone, so his reputation doesn‚Äôt show him as a "model inmate."
The night after the August 9 murders at the Tate-Polanski home, Charles Manson rode along with his ‚Äúfamily‚Äù to the home of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, and then left the three others to murder the couple.
Most of the "family" has been released from prison, but Charles Manson, who never physically murdered anyone, was decided to be the driving force behind the murders. Charles Manson brainwashed the members of his commune into butchering the victims, and prosecutors said that the family was attempting to incite a race war.
Charles Manson still has followers, many of whom were gained while Charles Manson has been in prison. His parole hearing is set for April 11.