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. Harkkonen4

    Even if Manson didn't end anyones' life ( which is questionable ) he is still responsible for the carnage he inspired his followers to commit.
    jmo

    April 11, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Agreed

      let him rot. If the death penalty ever had a reason to be, it was over a guy like this.

      April 11, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. JenD

    Nut job.

    April 11, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jay

    Gee, and I thought he was a model prisoner!

    April 11, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Kingofthenet

    Free Manson!

    April 11, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Whome

    Only a question here people, there are killers who actually kill people and are released from jail and some kill again. Manson didn't kill anyone and he will rot in jail. Its like the old saying goes if I tell you to jump off a bridge are you going to do it?

    April 11, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. palintwit

    When's his next conjugal visit with Sarah Palin ?

    April 11, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Neutronstar

    Unpack your suitcase Charlie, you ain't going anywhere except back to your cell. Maybe a sympathetic prison cook will put an extra cookie on your meal tray.

    April 11, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. GDog

    Have a nice rest of your life where you belong Screwball

    April 11, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. jimdog33

    No brainer...

    April 11, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Bill

    Sorry to say, this guy just doesn't fit anyones model of someone who could be released even on supervision. There are so many, however, that could and should be given a new chance and to keep them incarcerated at tremendous cost is not even good business since the infrastructure for outside supervision is already in place – and we don't have to feed and clothe 'em. Maybe someone will figure out a way to determine with some accuracy just who might be a viable candidate for "early release" since the prisons are slap full and costing us a fortune!

    April 11, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  11. John

    I went by his house Sunday in the "Haight" and you would never know a complete nut job once lived there.

    April 11, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Flower child

    Charlie never killed anyboey

    April 11, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      Right, and you apparently didn't graduate 2nd grade English #learntospell

      April 11, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  13. LC B

    What's 'the rest of the story'? Did he attend the hearing? and . . . does this no parole decision deny him a future in Atascadero State Hospital? TELL US THE REST OF THE STORY! please? and thanx

    April 11, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Weldon Gebhard

    So Happy Califorina tax payer has been keeping this citizen in good health.

    April 11, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  15. heyheyhey

    I love reading the sarcastic jokes on here. I think jail bars suite him well :)

    April 11, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
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