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Charles Manson parole denied; might be his last

Jalesa Hall

Charles Manson in 2009

Charles Manson, famous for his mass murders, was up for parole Wednesday but has been denied.

Charles Manson has been denied parole, according to AP.  

Earlier this week, we reported that Charles Manson was up for parole again. Charles Manson did not show up for his 12th parole hearing, according to Fox News.

Debra Tate, sister of actress Sharon Tate, has been vocal about wishing that this will be the last time she speaks in front of the parole board panel against Manson’s freedom.
Tate said, “I’ve tried to take this thing that I do, that has become my lot in life and make it have purpose. I’ve been doing it for Sharon and the other victims of him for the last 40 years.”

Manson’s claim to fame stems from the 1969 mass murder of Sharon Tate and six other people.  The case brought international attention to Manson. While Manson and three other women received a death sentence, they escaped the fate due to the California Supreme Court outlawing the death penalty in 1972.

Two of the three women remain incarcerated; one of them has since then passed.
This parole hearing at Corcoran State Prison in California could be one of the last for Manson, who is now 77 years old.

Because of a law that states inmates cannot reapply for parole for up to 15 years, means that Manson will be 92 before he receives another opportunity for parole.

Deputy District Attorney Patrick Sequeira said, “At his age, I think he doesn’t care. He would be lost if he got out. He’s completely institutionalized.”
Manson has not shown up for a hearing since 1997.

Despite this, the public has not lost interest in Manson. According to a spokeswoman from Corcoran State Prison, Manson receives several visitors, including college students writing papers on him.

Tate wishes that stereotypes about him would cease.

“I would hope he would get the moxie to come to terms with the reality of his situation and not the myth. They were a bunch of renegade sociopaths that banded together and had one hot flame for a short period of time, “Tate said. “It’s important to me that I try to diminish and tarnish their status as urban legends.”
The decision is expected for Wednesday morning.

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