facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Manson Family member could be paroled

Oct. 5, 2012 at 3:50 PM   |   Comments

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A California parole panel has found Bruce Davis, a member of the Charles Manson Family in the late 1960s, is suitable for parole.

Davis, 69, is serving a life sentence for killing Gary Hinman and former stuntman Donald "Shortie" Shea in 1969 with other members of the Manson Family. Gov. Jerry Brown has the final say on Davis' parole, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a release Thursday.

The parole board found Davis suitable for parole in January 2010, saying he had no recent disciplinary problems and had participated in educational programs. But then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger rejected him for release, saying he was still dangerous.

Davis challenged Schwarzenegger's decision in court, winning favorable rulings that returned his case to the parole board. The hearing Thursday was Davis' 27th.

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokeswoman Terry Thornton told the Times full Board of Parole Hearings may take 120 days to review the recommendation by the smaller panel that elected to grant Davis parole. When the case reaches the governor's desk, he could order an independent review, Thornton said.

Manson, 78 -- who was sentenced to death for the murders of actress Sharon Tate and six -- remains in prison along with several of his followers.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
The UN has released its list of leaders attending climate summit The UN has released its list of leaders attending climate summit
2
Taliban fighter who survived 2012 attack sentenced to death Taliban fighter who survived 2012 attack sentenced to death
3
Wisconsin police chief states he thinks marijuana should be legal Wisconsin police chief states he thinks marijuana should be legal
4
Venezuela's Socialist Party unveils new prayer 'Our Chavez who art in heaven' Venezuela's Socialist Party unveils new prayer 'Our Chavez who art in heaven'
5
Fracking may put drinking water supply at risk for many countries, study finds Fracking may put drinking water supply at risk for many countries, study finds
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback