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Friday, March 1st, 2013
Mar. 1 – Parole for former Manson family member Bruce Davis was denied today, after California Governor Jerry Brown reversed an October 2012 Board of Parole Hearings recommendation that would’ve set Davis free.
Davis, 70, is serving a life sentence for the 1969 murders of Gary Hinman and Donald “Shorty” Shea. He has twice been recommended for parole and twice been denied by Governor review. In June of 2010, then governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger reversed a Board of Parole Hearings decision that would’ve granted Davis parole, saying, “I believe his release would pose an unreasonable risk of danger of society at this time.”
Sunday, February 10th, 2013
Feb. 10 – On Wednesday, May 23, 2007, a California parole board took an hour and a half to find Charles Manson unsuitable for parole for the 11th time, at a hearing held at Corcoran State Prison in Corcoran, California.
Manson, who refused to attend his 2002 hearing, once again did not attend the hearing.
According to a counselor’s report, “Manson was given the opportunity to review, check appropriate boxes, and sign BPH documents for this BPH hearing. He refused to sign documents which dealt with waiver of rights to attend hearing, waiver of postponement of hearing, Central File review, and consent for attorney to examine records. Subject stated he considers himself a prisoner of the political system, and his appearance before the Board is questionable.”
Friday, February 1st, 2013
Feb. 1 – Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey strongly urged Governor Jerry Brown to reverse a decision to grant parole for Manson family member Bruce Davis, in a letter sent last Thursday.
Davis, 70, is serving a life sentence for the murders of Gary Hinman and Donald “Shorty” Shea, and has been in prison since April 21, 1972. Last October, a parole board granted Davis parole for the second time in as many hearings.
Starting Monday, Governor Brown will have 30 days to reverse, modify or confirm the board’s decision.
Included with Lacey’s letter were two additional opposition letters from the first wife and the daughter of Donald “Shorty” Shea.
Jackie Lacey was elected Los Angeles County District Attorney last November, becoming both the county’s first female and first African American District Attorney. Lacey has been with the District Attorney’s office since 1986.
Thursday, January 24th, 2013
Jan. 24 – Today would’ve been Sharon Tate’s 70th Birthday.
She was 22-years-old when she was featured in the promotion short, All Eyes On Sharon Tate, which showed her attending singing and acting lessons and on the set of her debut film Eye of the Devil.
Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
Jan. 9 – On the afternoon of Wednesday, July 7, 2004, a California parole board found Patricia Krenwinkel unsuitable for parole at a hearing held at the California Institution for Women in Corona.
Relatives of Sharon Tate, Jay Sebring and Leno LaBianca attended the hearing along side of Deputy District Attorney Stephen Kay, all of who opposed Krenwinkel’s release.
The panel review revealed Krenwinkel to be a model prisoner with no write ups. She excelled in many of the prison programs and was praised as an excellent worker. But an unfavorable psychiatric report overshadowed her positive post-conviction record.
“She has yet to demonstrate an insight regarding her actions,” wrote the examining psychiatrist, Dr. Peter Hu. “She has yet to demonstrate remorse or regret for her actions and has not been able to recognize the loss that the victims’ families suffered over the years.”
Krenwinkel’s lack of insight was evident in the hearing itself. When Comissioner Al Angele asked Patricia about the 12 steps program – in particular, step eight, people who she has caused harm to.
“And who is on top of the list?” questioned Angele.
“Probably myself, first,” responded Krenwinkel.
Krenwinkel was denied parole for three years. It was her 12th appearance before the board.
Patricia Dianne Krenwinkel was born on December 3, 1947 in Los Angeles, California. Her parents divorced when she was 17 years old. At the time, Pat stayed in California with her father – an insurance agent – while her mother moved to Alabama. After High School, Pat moved to Alabama to live with her mother and attend a Catholic college. She had taught Sunday school in the past, and had thought about becoming a nun. After only one semester, Pat had enough and dropped out. She moved back to California, where she moved in with her half-sister Charlene, and got a job as a processing clerk. In September of ’67, she met Lynette Fromme, Mary Brunner, and Charles Manson on Manhattan Beach. After making love with Charlie, Patricia decided to go with him and the girls to San Francisco, leaving her car and final paycheck behind.