Skip to comments.Manson follower Susan Atkins being considered for compassionate release
Posted on 06/13/2008 7:56:28 AM PDT by Lizavetta
CORONA, Calif. (AP) Former Charles Manson follower Susan Atkins, convicted in the 1969 murder of actress Sharon Tate, could soon be released from prison because she is near death, authorities said.
Atkins, 59, is terminally ill and being considered for so-called "compassionate release," state corrections spokeswoman Terry Thornton said. She gave no details of Atkins' illness, but said a doctor had determined she had less than six months to live.
The corrections department was reviewing the request, which if approved would then be passed to the state Board of Parole which has the power to release Atkins under state law so they can die with loved ones, at their expense.
Such releases are relatively rare only 10 of the 60 requests made last year were granted, Thornton said. The prisoners must have family members willing and able to care for them.
Atkins, now a gray-haired, matronly looking woman, was one of cult leader Manson's ersatz hippie "family" of young killers who burst into a Beverly Hills home 39 years ago and killed Tate, the pregnant wife of filmmaker Roman Polanski, along with four others. The following night they stabbed to death a wealthy couple in their Los Angeles home.
Atkins has been denied parole 11 times, most recently in 2005.
She was housed in the California Institution for Women in Corona for 37 years, but has been in a nearby hospital since March.
Stick a fork in her.
So if they they release her, and by some miracle she is cured of the cancer, she’ll just walk right back into jail, right?
Show her the same compassion she showed the pregnant Sharon Tate.
How much compassion did Sharon Tate get? Sharon’s baby? The others that were murdered? What comfort did their loved ones get?
Put her in the cell with her cult hero.
I want her to be shown the same compassion Sharon Tate’s baby was shown.
Compared to the mass killers in Gitmo, Manson and his followers are pretty tame characters.
No, she can go live with Bill Ayers and his spouse Bernadine Dohrn, who reportedly had some praise for the Manson gang for the murders. One of Manson victims was Sharon Tate’s fetus, whose life Sharon begged for before she was stabbed to death by these lunatics.
Let her shrivel and rot away in prison. That’s as much compassion as she deserves.
Compassionate release? Where was the compassion for Sharon Tate, Jay Sebring, Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski and Steven Parent?
If I remember correctly, after the pregnant Sharon Tate begged for her baby’s life, one of the Manson woman told her something to the effect of, “Look, bitch, I have no mercy for you ... “
Let those words be the parole board’s guiding sentiment in the matter of Susan Atkins.
Let her die in prison. Alone.
She wants to help out on the Obama campaign.
She should claim a prison religious conversion. That would do the trick.
Ask her parents if she should be released, they probably have a good opinion of the woman who helped murder their child and grandchild.
Better yet, put Sharon’s hubby in her cell if they do release her. He could keep the cot warm for a while too.
Within two years she’ll be on some university faculty.
Why should she get special treatment? Compassionate release is near impossible.
Because she is a celeb?
"Atkins told the grand jury that she stabbed Frykowski in the legs and that she held Tate down while Watson stabbed her. She also testified that Tate had pleaded for her life and that of her unborn child, to which Atkins replied, "Woman, I have no mercy for you." She also denied her earlier statement to Howard and Graham that she had tasted Tate's blood."