Parole recommended for Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis

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Bruce Davis Eligible For Parole For Charles Manson Family Murders.

A former associate of Charles Manson who was convicted of two killings has been found suitable for parole, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Sacramento, California – Bruce Davis, an associate of 1960s mass murderer Charles Manson, was granted parole on Thursday for the fourth time, although previous such decisions have all been reversed.The decision by a Board of Parole Hearings commissioner and deputy commissioner, however, is not final and actually means that Davis is only eligible for release. Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, reversed Davis’ first grant of parole in 2010, and the state’s current governor, Jerry Brown, a Democrat, reversed the next two. Davis has been imprisoned since 1972 and is serving a life sentence. “He’s the single most rehabilitated inmate I’ve worked with over the years and there’s not even a close second,” Davis’s attorney, Michael Beckman, told the Huffington Post. “I’m pleased that the board again obeyed the law and did the right thing, and I hope that the governor will do the same.” This is not the first time Davis has been recommended for parole, and it doesn’t mean he’ll walk free.

Davis was convicted in the murders of music teacher Gary Hinman, who was stabbed to death in July 1969, and stuntman Donald “Shorty” Shea, who was killed the following month. That year, Manson’s “family” of followers, most of them young women, burst into public consciousness with a series of grisly murders committed at his behest in what prosecutors said was an attempt to spark a race war. In this Dec. 22, 1970, file photo, Bruce Davis (left) and Steve Grogan, two members fo the Charles Manson family, leave court after a hearing on the appointment of attorneys to represent them in Los Angeles. Four other people were also stabbed or shot to death at Tate’s home by the Manson followers, who scrawled the word “Pig” in blood on the front door before leaving.

In blocking Davis’ release in 2013 and 2014, Brown said he is “still dodging responsibility” for his role in the Manson family’s gruesome crimes in 1969. The following night, Manson’s group stabbed Leno and Rosemary LaBianca to death, using their blood to write “Rise,” “Death to Pigs” and “Healter Skelter” – a misspelled reference to the Beatles song “Helter Skelter” – on the walls and refrigerator door. Verified email addresses: All users on Independent Media news sites are now required to have a verified email address before being allowed to comment on articles.

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