In a not so shocking decision, a California parole board has denied Charles Manson's twelfth parole bid. Manson was not at the hearing where statements that he gave to a psychologist were read. These statements gave the board a glimpse into the mind of Manson and just how much of a threat he would pose in civilian world. According to the New York Daily News, Manson's statements read:
Manson has said in the past that he does not wish to be paroled. Perhaps that is why he makes no attempt to try and be "rehabilitated" by the system, something else the board said there were "no signs" of.
Although Charles Manson himself was not at the hearing, Sharon Tate's sister, Debra, attended the hearing and upon hearing the decision said, "I didn't expect this feeling of joy today."
It seems that no one is surprised the 77-year-old was denied parole. Hearing his name still stirs up fear in people. Not surprisingly, many of the Manson family members including Tex Watson and Patricia Krenwinkel have also had their parole denied time and time again, despite claiming to have turned their lives around. It seems that the gruesome Manson family murders will forever haunt, not only the public, but also the inmates as those events seem to be what continuously contributes to their denials.
Charles Manson will not be eligible for parole again until the year 2027. At that time, Mason will be 92 years old.
Did the parole board's decision surprise you or did you see this coming?
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