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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.
Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
Jan. 3 – The 13-paged opening statement Deputy District Attorney Vincent Bugliosi handed out to members of the press on the morning of Friday, July 24, 1970.
Saturday, December 22nd, 2012
Dec. 22 – In this conference call parole hearing that occurred four years ago today, Bobby Beausoleil attempts to tell a Sacramento parole board what led him to murder Gary Hinman and how he has changed since.
On the phone in Oregon, Beausoleil struggles to communicate with the board and exhausts the patience of Commissioner Arthur Anderson.
“I don’t want a history on the 60s,” interrupts Anderson when Beausoleil begins talking about the culture at the time of the murder. “I want to know why you’re suitable for parole. I lived the 60s, so I know what happened back then.”
Answering questions submitted by Deputy District Attorney Patrick Sequeira, Beausoleil reveals that along with his many art and music projects, he is currently working on an autobiography.
Bobby Beausoleil was born in Santa Barbara, California in 1947. Bobby displayed an interest in music at a very young age, and eventually taught himself how to play the guitar. When Beausoleil was 16, he had an affair with a cousin’s wife; angered by the affair, his cousin left. Young Bobby was forced to play the role of husband, working for a trailer company to support his cousin’s wife and child. After the death of a grandmother Bobby moved to Los Angeles.
Commissioner Arthur Anderson
Arthur Anderson, Jr., was appointed to the Board of Parole Hearings by Governor Schwarzenegger on February 22, 2008 and re-appointed by Governor Brown on July 12, 2011. Since 2000, he has been a law enforcement consultant for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Anderson served as assistant commissioner for field operations at the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and, from 2001 to 2004, was the chief of the valley division for CHP. From 2000 to 2001, he was chief of the professional standards division at CHP and, from 1999 to 2000, was assistant chief of the Golden Gate division at CHP. Prior to that, Mr. Anderson was director of the California Office of Traffic Safety from 1993 to 1999. From 1974 to 1992, he served in various other positions with CHP including captain commander, lieutenant, sergeant and patrol officer. This position requires Senate approval.