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. Brian jr.

    What Manson is more afraid of is being let out. Where would he go to even get hired for a job. Would K-Mart hire him ? If so the press would have it all over the place. He would have no privacy. Manson is 77. He just wants to live and die out his time on prison. So to "panic" the guy They should have said OK Manson,your free So get your stuff and go. Then Manson begging to stay in. THAT IS WHAT MANSON IS "REALLY"SCARED OFF !

    April 11, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • db

      Can you imagine him at Wal-Mart greeting people? Some of the nut cases I see walking in there would probalby scare him to death!

      April 11, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • DJS

      Probably why he boycotted the hearing...like he has all the other ones.

      April 11, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • KWK/Toronto

      Who would hire Charlie Manson if he ever got released? Are you kidding?? He'd become an instant media hero – beseiged by publicists and agents and book offers and tv appearances...hell, even a reality show. We live in a trash culture...and Manson would undoubtedly profit from his infamy.

      April 11, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carawaigh

      I would love to see the look on his face, though I fear ol' Charlie's too crazy to be afraid of anything.

      April 11, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. db

    Let's see here, who actually won this round. Manson gets free room and board, all the health care he needs, plenty to do, all the books he can read, he can watch TV. No doubt he can pick and chose his own friends. Nobody is there to bug him if he behaves himself. He pays no taxes, no income taxes, no SSI, no Obama Care. He could care less about politics and how they are shafting us. He does not have any x-wifes or kids bugging him. He does not have to worry where the next meal is coming from or maintaining anything. Seems to me he won as we have to pay for his life behind bars, which keep us out of such a good gig!

    April 11, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Expatinsf

      I agree – the jokes on us

      April 11, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Saborido

      It's so great being in prison and watching TV? Well, what's keeping you from signing up for such a great vacation?

      April 11, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • kaliman

      You too, can have all the benefits and privileges that Charlie enjoys. You almost sound like you envy him. Perhaps you will get your wish someday and join the elite members of our society behind bars. Godspeed!

      April 11, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Teresa

    Thank god they did not let charles manson free. he is crazy!

    April 11, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Slim Straight

    So what there saying is Charlie is beyond repair...and I had such faith in our prison rehabilation system.

    April 11, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Nobody's Fool

    I'm just surprised at how good the guy looks at 77. Prison has been very kind to this freak. He might actually make it to the next parole hearing @ 92 at the rate he's going.

    April 11, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Gwats

    Well they got that one right!

    April 11, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Oh how lovely

    I read helter skelter years ago. But I remember something about how CM never commited any murders he just gave people drugs and orchestrated it. Am I wrong? It's been so long since I read it, and it was pretty awful. I don't care what drug I was given I could never do something so horrific. It was most likely mind control mkultra experimentation.same with Jim Jones he was a cia operative.

    April 11, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • svann

      Please remember when you use our design for tin foil hat you must use real tin foil. ALUMINUM FOIL DOES NOT WORK.

      April 11, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nobody's Fool

      He was not charged or convicted of murdering anyone. In interviews of followers however they have stated that some people would go off with Manson into the desert and never come back, so it is possible he did, but they just never found the evidence to charge.

      April 11, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  8. twgloege

    Should have been in a Mississippi prison instead.

    April 11, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Yaellia

    FACT – Charles Manson is not a murderer and has NEVER killed anyone, nor did he ever "order" any crimes to be committed on his behalf; it's a LIE. He has been a victim of lies and sensationalism, from the government and the media for over 40 years! Millions of dollars have been made off of the name 'Manson' and that money can only be sustained by the lies; for the truth is much less profitable. He is compassionate person just like you and me, and deserves to not die in a prison cell, because of the evil actions and cowardice of others.

    For those who want to read the true in stead of media entertainment I strongly advice to visite: https://www.facebook.com/ATWAofficial/info http://www.mansondirect.com

    April 11, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • JonfromLI

      Yeah all compassionate, caring people wear the Nazi Swastika on their forehead.

      April 11, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peter21

      Just because you put "FACT" in front of your statement does not make it true. Unless you were there throughout all of Charles' life then you have no idea if he has or has not ever murdered anyone.
      The only "FACT" is that he was never convicted of actually murdering anyone. Other than that your statement is simple speculation.

      April 11, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • fiscusd

      Yeah, lets see if we can get him canonized! You sound like one of those nuts that are always trying to marry murders on death row. Shove your silly fantasy website where the sun doesn't shine.

      April 11, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nobody's Fool

      Yeah, it's not a fact that Manson never actually killed anyone. The problem with releasing him now is the fanatacism of his dedicated following could very easily result in more murders on his behalf or according to his grandiose scheme(s). This guy is more dangerous than Hitler running loose.

      April 11, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Aaron

    Yeah who didn't see that coming. Why even bother with this article CNN?

    April 11, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Bayousara

    I guess that many posters weren't born when the Manson chaos took place. I remember it well, the blow by blow news daily, the fear and terror felt by most people not even living in California. As a mom I cannot imagine what Sharon Tate went through, heavily pregnant with what turned out to be a son, and being hung and stabbed to death, baby and all. Manson and his cohorts escaped the grim reaper because of the stupidity of California courts and voters. I wish the media would stop encouraging Manson followers by just ignoring him till he is dead.

    April 11, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  12. James

    He is a Frankenstein monster of the American Prison System. We need to learn from his life so their will be no more Charlie Mansons and no more innocent victims like Sharon Tate, her house guests and Mr and Mrs LaBianca.

    April 11, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    The who bunch of them should have been gassed in a timely manner.
    "PIG," indeed!

    April 11, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

      I meant, "the whole bunch of them," not, "the who bunch of them."

      April 11, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  14. fistface

    Well since your state failed to execute the man and forced us all to help pay for his free ride in life...... Grant him freedom. Send his old broken butt out of the system and let the street have him. I don't want my taxpaying money going towards him or the other 2-4 Million people in the prison system.

    April 11, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  15. reese

    do you all feel safer now?

    April 11, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • fiscusd

      Yeah actually I do.....

      April 11, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
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