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Manson follower Susan Atkins being considered for compassionate release
AP | June 13, 2008

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.


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KEYWORDS: manson; missinglink; murderer; parole; sharontate; susanatkins
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1 posted on 06/13/2008 7:56:28 AM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: Lizavetta

Stick a fork in her.


2 posted on 06/13/2008 7:57:54 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Lizavetta

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?


3 posted on 06/13/2008 7:58:06 AM PDT by dfwgator ( This tag blank until football season.)
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To: Lizavetta

Show her the same compassion she showed the pregnant Sharon Tate.


4 posted on 06/13/2008 7:58:17 AM PDT by ncalburt
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To: Lizavetta

"...Sharon Tate and her child could not be reached for comment."
5 posted on 06/13/2008 7:58:57 AM PDT by JRios1968 ("If you go over a cliff with all flags flying, you are still going over a cliff"--Ronald Reagan)
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To: Lizavetta

How much compassion did Sharon Tate get? Sharon’s baby? The others that were murdered? What comfort did their loved ones get?


6 posted on 06/13/2008 7:59:21 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (I tried to explain that I meant it as a compliment, but that only appears to have made things worse.)
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To: Lizavetta

Put her in the cell with her cult hero.


7 posted on 06/13/2008 8:00:41 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Lizavetta

I want her to be shown the same compassion Sharon Tate’s baby was shown.


8 posted on 06/13/2008 8:03:41 AM PDT by svcw (There is no plan B.)
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To: Lizavetta

Compared to the mass killers in Gitmo, Manson and his followers are pretty tame characters.


9 posted on 06/13/2008 8:04:24 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Hallmarks of Liberalism: Ingratitude and Envy))
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To: Larry Lucido

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.


10 posted on 06/13/2008 8:04:45 AM PDT by laconic
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To: Lizavetta

Let her shrivel and rot away in prison. That’s as much compassion as she deserves.


11 posted on 06/13/2008 8:05:13 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

Good call


12 posted on 06/13/2008 8:05:50 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Lizavetta

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.


13 posted on 06/13/2008 8:05:55 AM PDT by KingSnorky
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To: Lizavetta

Let her die in prison. Alone.


14 posted on 06/13/2008 8:06:21 AM PDT by Little Ray (I'm a Conservative. But I can vote for John McCain. If I have to. I guess.)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

She wants to help out on the Obama campaign.


15 posted on 06/13/2008 8:06:21 AM PDT by Holicheese (Hillary deserves the CMoH for her time in Tuzla!)
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To: Lizavetta

She should claim a prison religious conversion. That would do the trick.


16 posted on 06/13/2008 8:06:49 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (I'm not normally this grouchy - wait a minute, yes I am.)
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To: Lizavetta

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.


17 posted on 06/13/2008 8:07:56 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Holicheese

Within two years she’ll be on some university faculty.


18 posted on 06/13/2008 8:08:25 AM PDT by purpleraine
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To: Lizavetta
What?

Why should she get special treatment? Compassionate release is near impossible.

Because she is a celeb?

19 posted on 06/13/2008 8:08:55 AM PDT by roses of sharon ( (Who will be McCain's maverick?))
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To: Lizavetta
Tate had pleaded for her life and that of her unborn child, to which Atkins replied, "Woman, I have no mercy for you."

"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."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Atkins

20 posted on 06/13/2008 8:09:15 AM PDT by angkor (The Elephant In The Conservative/GOP Living Room isn't RINOs, it's The Religionists.)
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To: Lizavetta

Where was the compassion for Sharon Tate and her unborn child? Where was the compassion when that couple were murdered? Compassion my foot.

I as a Christian and a human being feel compassion for this murderer but not enough to release her from prison. She will be taken care of inside the prison as well as someone on the outside is taken care of. She’s lucky she has people that have compassion when considering her release.

I think she should be given the same treatment as any patient receives but it should be given behind bars. At least if she has family they can come and physicall speak to her, pray for her and hug her. All Sharon Tate’s family can do is to come visit the gravsite of her and her unborn baby.

No, my vote is to keep her in prison.


21 posted on 06/13/2008 8:10:54 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Lizavetta

No. Manson and his followers should’ve fried like bacon almost 40 years ago for what they did to Mrs. Polanski & the baby. Thank the liberal activist U.S. Supremes for that decision to forbid the death penalty, always on a roll in doing the wrong thing.


22 posted on 06/13/2008 8:12:10 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Lizavetta

She’s lucky she isn’t 6 feet under already.....let her rot where she is. Can you imagine how family members of the murdered ones feel about THIS?????


23 posted on 06/13/2008 8:12:24 AM PDT by goodnesswins (Liberals learning curves are pretty flat,)
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To: Lizavetta

I pray she stays right where she is till her last day.

Brutal,vicious killer.


24 posted on 06/13/2008 8:12:44 AM PDT by Harold Shea
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To: Lizavetta

I tried her diet and my cholesterol soared.


25 posted on 06/13/2008 8:13:26 AM PDT by tumblindice (Who put the bam in Obama lama ding dong?)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

Irony bump


26 posted on 06/13/2008 8:14:03 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: purpleraine

The “lawyer” that was funneling information and msgs out of prison for a terrorist was asked to be a guest lecturer at a Univ. in NY. Tom Delay was refused the position because he is too controversial.


27 posted on 06/13/2008 8:14:15 AM PDT by Holicheese (Hillary deserves the CMoH for her time in Tuzla!)
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To: Lizavetta

hell no!


28 posted on 06/13/2008 8:14:25 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (High Maintenance Estrogen Bot........... look out :0))
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To: Holicheese

I would say unbelievable, but not the way our schools are run.


29 posted on 06/13/2008 8:15:49 AM PDT by purpleraine
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To: angkor
"Woman, I have no mercy for you."

And indeed that is what Susan should be told now.

30 posted on 06/13/2008 8:16:21 AM PDT by Tammy8 (Please Support and pray for our Troops, as they serve us every day.)
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To: Lizavetta

I can think of a way to give her a “compassionate release” which would be equivalent to the way she treated Sharon Tate and her unborn child.


31 posted on 06/13/2008 8:21:14 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier home after 15 months in the Triangle of death)
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To: Lizavetta

Looks like I may be the only one to stand against the tide, but so be it.

37 years in jail. Clear track record of acceptance of her personal guilt and responsibility. Clear break with her past (unlike others in the Manson family). A faith backed up by good works over the long term. In a prison hospital since March with terminal brain cancer.

I would be OK with compasionate release at this point.


32 posted on 06/13/2008 8:21:21 AM PDT by Starwolf (I rode to work today, did you?)
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To: Lizavetta
Whoa... lets hold on.

If she's being considered for parole, then Sirhan Sirhan should be out.

Atkins brutally murdered Sharon Tate and HER BABY with a butcher knife. All Sirhan did was allegedly shoot one person, a politician. There's no solid proof that Sirhan even fired the fatal shot (his gun was a .22 Iver-Johnson revolver but many .38 cal rounds were found).

Can you say 'Mob Hit' boys and girls? There, I knew you could.

33 posted on 06/13/2008 8:24:36 AM PDT by Condor51 (I have guns in my nightstand because a Cop won't fit)
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To: Starwolf

As would I.


34 posted on 06/13/2008 8:25:50 AM PDT by LIConFem (Thompson. Lifetime ACU Rating: 86 -- Hunter Lifetime ACU Rating: 92 (any combo will do, fellas))
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

LOL. Now I see why Bill Ayers wife said that.


35 posted on 06/13/2008 8:26:08 AM PDT by Doctor Raoul (Fire the CIA and hire the Free Clinic, someone who knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

So Atkins has only 6-months left to live. How many do Sharon Tate and her baby have? Let her die in prison.


36 posted on 06/13/2008 8:28:34 AM PDT by ninergold3 (Don't like my attitude? Then get one of your own!)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

Agreed. Never release her. Background for those who don’t know:


Bill Ayers’, Wife Bernadette Dohrn celebrated the horrific Manson cult family murders of 5 people in Southern California in 1969.

The Charles Manson (Tate-LaBianca Murder) Trial

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/manson/mansonaccount.html


Bill Ayers’ wife, Bernadette Dohrn, said THIS regarding the horrific Manson cult family murders of these 5 people:

Following the mass murders of actress Sharon Tate and others by disciples of Charles Manson, Dohrn had this to say: “Dig it. First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them, then they even shoved a fork into a victim’s stomach! Wild!” Dohrn went on to suggest adopting a “fork” salute might be appropriate for her fellow homicidal maniacs.

http://worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=62481


Bill Ayers and Bernadette Dohrn hosted a campaign rally for Obama when he first started as an Illinois State Senator.

“In the mid-1990s, Ayers and Dohrn hosted a meet-and-greet at their house to introduce Obama to their neighbors during his first run for the Illinois Senate. In 2001, Ayers contributed $200 to Obama’s campaign. Ayers also served alongside Obama between December 1999 and December 2002 on the board of the not-for-profit Woods Fund of Chicago. That board met four times a year, and members would see each other at occasional dinners the group hosted.”

http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/obama/902213,CST-NWS-ayers18.article


37 posted on 06/13/2008 8:29:07 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: ncalburt

That really does infuriate me. Murder is as unforgiveable as you can get because you cannot bring the person back. Responsibility falls on the murderer and Atkins should spend the rest of her days behind bars(she’s lucky for that). Her murders were atrocious and showed no mercy. She needs to face the consequences. I’m sick of liberals putting this concern for the murderers always first.


38 posted on 06/13/2008 8:29:34 AM PDT by bushfamfan (The sunrise has turned into a sunset.)
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To: KingSnorky

*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 ... “*

Yes, and that just happened to be the merciless Susan Atkins who stabbed and stabbed away after telling Sharon that. She always bragged about what a rush she got from it.


39 posted on 06/13/2008 8:32:27 AM PDT by bushfamfan (The sunrise has turned into a sunset.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Charles ‘Tex’ Watson has been playing that game for some time. How long before liberals let that demon out?


40 posted on 06/13/2008 8:34:27 AM PDT by bushfamfan (The sunrise has turned into a sunset.)
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To: Lizavetta

When Sharon Tate gets a compassionate release, then we’ll consider it.


41 posted on 06/13/2008 8:35:01 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Lizavetta
so they can die with loved ones, at their expense.

The ONLY reason she should be released is to save the tax payers of California the expenses involved with her illness and funeral. She's been supported by them for almost 40 years since her death sentence was converted to life in prison.

42 posted on 06/13/2008 8:35:46 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Lizavetta
2005 Susan Atkins Parole Hearing
43 posted on 06/13/2008 8:36:26 AM PDT by blam
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To: reagan_fanatic
She should claim a prison religious conversion. That would do the trick.

Only if she converts to Islam.
44 posted on 06/13/2008 8:37:04 AM PDT by beezdotcom
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To: Holicheese; floriduh voter; 8mmMauser; Lesforlife; wagglebee
She wants to help out on the Obama campaign.

Since they share the same reverence for the unborn.

45 posted on 06/13/2008 8:37:28 AM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: cubreporter
All Sharon Tate’s family can do is to come visit the gravsite of her and her unborn baby.

Unfortunately that's not the only thing they can do. Her mother, Doris Tate had to actively fight every Manson family parole hearing until her death in 1992. Her sister Patti continued her mother's good work but died in 2000. Her middle sister Debra now attends every Manson family parole hearing. I don't think any of the Tates should have had to attend one parole hearing as there shouldn't be any for the scum.

46 posted on 06/13/2008 8:37:30 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Lizavetta

Dr Death got a ‘compassionate release” a couple of years ago because he was said to be at death’s doorstep but he’s still alive.I say keep her *in* and put him *back* in.


47 posted on 06/13/2008 8:37:45 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Will the dancing Hitlers please wait in the wings? We're only seeing singing Hitlers.)
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To: Lizavetta

How much compassion did Susan Adkins show?

Let her rot in her own hovel. Hell no she shouldn’t be released.

And as for her being in a local hospital, did Sharon Tate get that? No, she had her baby stabbed to death in her stomach.

We have turned into a hand wringing spineless caterer to the most file creatures known to have existed on planet earth.

What have we become anyway? It’s disgusting!


48 posted on 06/13/2008 8:38:50 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Ooo what's that terrible smell? Oh, I stepped in a big pile of 'lesser of two evils'. Careful...)
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To: stylecouncilor

ping


49 posted on 06/13/2008 8:39:27 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: Neoliberalnot

Murder is murder. But, while some of those in Gitmo may have only been captured trying to kill, Manson’s followers brutally killed a young woman and her baby along with the others. If were going to compare, I’d say Manson’s gang was pretty brutal.


50 posted on 06/13/2008 8:41:15 AM PDT by kenth (Just think, .000001783% of the population is screwing it all up for the rest of us.)
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