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Parole Denied for Inmate Patricia Dianne Krenwinkel

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CORONA — The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s Board of Parole Hearings (BPH) today denied parole for convicted killer and former Charles Manson associate Patricia Dianne Krenwinkel during a hearing at the California Institution for Women (CIW). Krenwinkel was convicted in 1971 of first-degree murder for her involvement in the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders.
Krenwinkel, 63, was convicted in Los Angeles County of seven counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of Sharon Tate-Polanski (who was seven months pregnant), Thomas Jay Sebring, Abigail Ann Folger, Wojciech Frykowski, Steven Earl Parent, and Leno and Rosemary La Bianca in 1969. She originally received a death sentence, which was converted to life in prison by a California Supreme Court ruling that invalidated all death sentences prior to 1972.

This was her 13th appearance before the BPH panel since her incarceration. She is currently serving her sentence at the California Institution for Women in Corona. Krenwinkel will be up for her next parole review in seven years.
January 20, 2011
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