Charles Manson says he won't attend his own parole hearing

Charles Manson says he won't attend his own parole hearing

Cebu : Philippines | Apr 05, 2012 at 11:55 PM PDT
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Charles Manson 2012 Parole Hearing

Skooter reporting 04/06/12

Charles Manson, now 77, with long gray hair and a beard has informed local prison officials that he will not be at the hearing next week, officials said. He described himself as a “prisoner of the political system.” He also refused to participate in any psychological tests in 2007.

On Wednesday, a parole board will deliberate whether Manson should be released from Corcoran State Prison, though the chances of that parole hearing are unlikely. The board has rejected parole for Manson 11 times before.

Spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons said that the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said it would strongly oppose Manson's release.

In two August nights 1969, Manson and his so-called family members went on bloody rampage in the Los Angeles area killing actress Sharon Tate, the wife of director Roman Polanski and six other people. Mason and his followers were convicted for the killings. Besides Tate, four others were knifed and shot to death, including Jay Sebring, 35; Voytek Frykowski, 32; Abigail Folger, 25, a coffee heiress, and Steven Parent, 18, a friend of Tate’s caretaker. The word “Pig” was scribbled on the front door in blood.

Manson was initially sentenced to death but in 1977 his death sentence was changed to life imprison with the possibility of parole because in 1972 ruling the California Supreme Court found the state’s death penalty law unconstitutional at the time.

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Source: LA News

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Charles Manson on June 16, 2011
Charles Manson on June 16, 2011
skooter is based in Cebu, Central Visayas, Philippines, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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