Parole granted to former Manson family member Bruce Davis

LOS ANGELES Thu Oct 4, 2012 7:34pm EDT

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A former member of the notorious Manson Family and a two-time convicted killer was granted parole on Thursday, but there was no definitive word on whether he might be released from prison because the ruling is subject to a mandatory review, California prison officials said.

Bruce Davis, 69, has been in state prison since his 1972 conviction. He was previously granted parole in 2010 but remained in prison after that decision was reversed by then California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican.

The so-called Manson Family, a collection of runaways and outcasts, was brought together by a charismatic ex-convict, Charles Manson, in the 1960s.

(Reporting By Alex Dobuzinskis: Editing by Cynthia Johnston and Sandra Maler)

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ohheck wrote:
Outrageous. This is why I support the death penalty.

Oct 04, 2012 8:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Carlo3b wrote:
This is absolutely outrageous.. There was no doubts about this vicious killer, who murdered at least 2 people in cold blood.. Remember, we were assured that when their death sentence was overturned that they would never see the light of day again.. WELL?

The death penalty opponents cry over these ghouls assuring us that a life w/o parole sentence, is as safe as the death penalty but more humane..

This will not be the last of these Manson terrorist that is going to be free in the coming year.. I have a day dream that this group will have a reunion in your back yard with “you” as the main course.. :)

Oct 04, 2012 12:32am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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