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Inmate Charles Manson Denied Parole

Corcoran – The Board of Parole Hearings (BPH) denied parole today to inmate Charles Manson, 77, at a parole suitability hearing at California State Prison-Corcoran in Kings County.

It was Manson’s 12th parole suitability hearing conducted by a BPH panel. He will be considered for another parole review in 15 years.

Inmate Manson did not attend his hearing.

Inmate Manson is serving a life sentence from Los Angeles County for seven counts of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder for the August, 1969, deaths of Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski, Steven Parent, Sharon Tate Polanski who was eight months pregnant, Thomas Sebring, Leno LaBianca and Rosemary LaBianca. Manson is also serving life for the first-degree murder of Gary Hinman.

Inmate Manson was originally sentenced to death. In 1972, the Superior Court of California in the County of Los Angeles vacated and set aside the death penalty pursuant to People v. Anderson (1972). The decision caused all capital sentences in California to be commuted to life in prison. Manson’s death sentence was modified to life in 1977.

The BPH hearing transcript will serve as the official record. The transcript is expected to be transcribed and ready in approximately 30 days.

Terry Thornton
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