April 11th, 2012
02:01 PM ET

Parole denied for Manson

A California panel denied parole for Charles Manson and scheduled his next parole hearing 15 years from now, setting up the possibility that he could die in prison.

Manson, 77, initially was sentenced to death for the 1969 slayings of actress Sharon Tate and six others by a group of his followers as part of what prosecutors said was an attempt to incite a race war. His death sentence was changed to life in prison after California's death penalty was overturned for a period during the 1970s.

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  1. Charlie don't surf

    Not where he is, anyway.

    April 11, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. xjdavid

    Sorry Charlie. Not that Manson or anyone else expected him to go free.

    April 11, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Styx Hexenhammer

    Charles Manson was innocent of wrongdoing and was railroaded into prison because of the hollywood drug scene cover up. The real murderer was Tex Watson who was trying to rip off Jay Sebring's acid stash.

    April 11, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • jkINC

      Charlie Manson is Guilty As Sin and not just legally, but morally, physically and spiritually. Period, end of sentence. He's exactly where he belongs and will die there.

      April 11, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • g

      Is that a joke or something? You are delusional, my friend.

      April 11, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • tez07

      Why would they bother trying to cover up something which was and is obvious? I do not see the logic in your conspiracy theory (which by definition is not required, but I did try to give you the benefit of doubt when reading your rant).

      April 11, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • paul

      obviously, you're an idiot, or you are a great jokester.....

      April 11, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Billy

      That does not do anything to clear Manson, but it does provide additional motive for the entire "family".

      April 11, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • twirtzy

      Manson railroaded? That would be funny if we weren't talking about a mass murderer.

      April 11, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • WDAY

      Nice try, but it really was not funny!

      April 11, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Um, yeah, Tex murdered...at the behest of Charlie...however did you miss that tiny detail?

      April 11, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Alicia

    Thank GOD

    April 11, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. DERRICK

    if he was in Florida, he never would have been in prison

    April 11, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • mb2010a

      If he was in Texas, he would have died a looooong time ago...

      April 11, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • twirtzy

      If he was in Mississippi, he would have been pardoned......

      April 11, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Get Of It

      OMG...really

      April 11, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. MalcolmXcrement

    SORRY, CHARLIE...

    April 11, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • guest

      ROFL. Best username EVER.

      April 11, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. really???

    settle in charlie...

    April 11, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Karnak

    Why can't they have a really, really cheery headline some time?
    MANSON DENIED OXYGEN

    April 11, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • stan

      AMEN!!!

      April 11, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lisa

      Karnak,
      That was the best comment of the day so far!!

      April 11, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Leucadia Bob

    April 11, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. stan

    this idiot should have been executed way back in the 70's. what a waste of taxpayers money!!!

    April 11, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Squeaky Fromme

    Oh, what sad news.

    April 11, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. davetharave

    If this guy got parole the entire criminal justice system would be subject to intense ridicule.

    April 11, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. twirtzy

    Too bad for Charlie. Haley Barbour said he was "rehabilitated".

    April 11, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Rihie

    That is an entirely surprising turn of events!

    April 11, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Tim Farout

    Styx– no offense, you're a moron. Charlie did it.

    April 11, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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