Susan Atkins’ Last Parole Hearing

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Sept. 13 – Just after 8 p.m., on September 2nd, 2009, Parole Commissioner Tim O’Hara told James Whitehouse that the latter’s wife, Susan Atkins, was “not suitable for parole because the inmate currently poses unreasonable risk of danger if released from prison.”

O’Hara and Deputy Commissioner Jan Enloe had deliberated for an hour after listening to four hours of arguments, for and against, the parole of Susan Atkins.

Atkins, paralyzed by brain cancer, slept through most of the hearing on a gurney. Her only participation came when her husband/attorney, James Whitehouse, helped her recite Psalm 23.

Patrick Sequeira argued against parole for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. While members of Jay Sebring’s family and Debra Tate made statements on behalf of their loved ones.

Susan was given a three year denial, the minimum parole denial period under Marcey’s Law.

Twenty-two days later, late in the evening of Thursday, September 24th, Susan Atkins passed way.

While parole denials and Manson family members go hand in hand, Atkins’ death bed denial likely means most of those connected to the Tate-LaBianca killings will die – as their original sentences intended – within a California prison.

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6 Responses to Susan Atkins’ Last Parole Hearing

  1. JG says:

    FANTASTIC ! ! Thank you very much !

  2. Silentseason says:

    Thank you for posting this.

  3. Gena says:

    No wonder the State of California is bankrupt, both morally and financially.

  4. Calibabyy21 says:

    Ding Dong the Evil Bitch is DEAD

  5. Leslie T says:

    Sad but in all honesty she had NO mercy on any victims ?? Why should she get it?? S. Tate Begged for the life of her unborn child.. not even of her own and her words were i have no mercy no pity … So why should she get that honor??? Sad but ALL OUR CHOICES HAVE CONSEQUENCES that baby.. those innocent people will never see another day.. their loved ones had them ripped away …. That cant be undone

  6. Leslie T says:

    You are worried about CA morals bec they did not let her go? Was she a danger… No… but she mad her choices… she wants something that she denied those people.. that unborn baby…. so why does she deserve to see her family and pass away outside of the walls of prison? They died with knives being stabbed over and over and over and over and over and over.. brutal murders… So their reason valid? prob not.. but mentally unstable and mde bad choices and now she has to live or die with them .. yes… No pity from me… I say thats the right choice.. At anytime ANY of them could have stopped this .. at any point any of them could have walked away and informed the authorities… at any point someone could have did something… They all deserve the same dreadful fate

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