Skip to comments.Former Manson Family killer Bruce Davis granted parole
Posted on 03/14/2014 8:37:32 PM PDT by Beowulf9
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former Manson Family member Bruce Davis, who was sentenced to life in prison for two 1969 murders carried out with other members of the cult, was granted parole on Wednesday by a California parole board, although it was not certain he would be freed.
Davis' parole must still be affirmed by California Governor Jerry Brown, who reversed a similar decision by the same board last year, saying that the 71-year-old convicted killer remained a danger to the public.
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Leave him in until he assumes room temperature.
This is why you execute convicted murderers. Always. Quickly.
Moonbeam will let him out this time?
Wonder how often Mr. Davis has looked back on his life and wondered “what the hell was I thinking”? Wasted life.
Is this the guy who is a born again Christian now?
Moonbeam will let him out this time?
He became a born again Christian, joined a ministry, met and married a woman in that ministry, had a now-adult daughter with her, and divorces her in the last 40 years in prison.
Are born again Christians a big Obama voting block?
They should never let these killers out
I bet they won’t. No one wants to let them out. Even groups that want practically all prisoners out aren’t going to waste their good will on the Manson people.
WOW! Talk about a misshapen life. He became a born again Christian, met a married woman and had a daughter. Was the daughter by the married women? Was she divorced when the blessed event happened?
Not sounding like a Christian like life to me.
By the way, the heading says he is 71, but the article says he is 79?
I would just assume any murderer would be an Obama voting block
California where a life sentence only applies to the victims, he, Manson and the rest should have been fried. Damn Brown and Bird to hell!
It is kind of weird that he met, married, had a chils with, and then divorced a woman all while in prison.
It is Manson, not this guy, who is now 79. Yep, ole Charlie has lived a long and pleasant life at the expense of the CA taxpayers. I don't think being in prison has bothered that weird little freak in the slightest.
Manson was originally sentenced to death for the murder spree that horrified the nation in the late 1960s but was spared execution after the California Supreme Court declared the death penalty unconstitutional in 1972.
My bad, I read to fast. My first read left me with the impression that he met a married women and married her. I apologize.
Can't vote until the probation is discharged ... then again, since we have virtually no checks in California to see if someone is eligible to vote, nothing stops him from voting for a rat.
You gotta be kidding!
I cannot picture Manson’s crew of doper rodents practicing safe sex.
Have wondered for years if their are infants buried at one of his hideouts. Speculated on this with my wife but have never seen any public questioning of the possibility.
I think that it is great that he is a born again Christian. I hope that he can continue being a witness of the Gospel to those in prison, and can share in their situation as a fellow prisoner.
God can forgive anyone - even Charles Manson (or his followers). Me? Probably not. And even if I would/could forgive someone of something, doesn’t mean I don’t want justice on this earth served.
I don’t know whether he’s sincere in his beliefs or not, but either way, he should stay in jail for the duration.
Now they should charge him for “room and board” for all those years he lived in one of OUR houses, ate our food and etc.
Walter Lippmann, in Public Opinion said politicians preferred either to do a large number of small things for a large number of people, or, to do something for an individual so obscure that the fact they took notice at all is a glowing sign of magnanimity. Youd think, though, that after Dukakis got so badly hurt by Willie Horton theyd think twice about letting convicted murders go.
As you may recall, Dukakis was a shoo-in for president. But as governor hed been giving weekend furloughs to men serving life for murder. Convicted murderer Willie Horton would leave prison on Friday nights and check back in on Sunday night. All day Saturday and Sunday he was murdering people.
I guess “life in prison” means 45 years in the California Penal System.
I wonder when Charlie himself gets out?
When does “life” mean “life?” Never in the legal system.
This case, and other cases, demonstrate why “life in prison” doesn’t mean what is stated. Sooner or later almost all of these “things” are released back into society. At our peril.
The death penalty is the correct answer to those who murder. By their actions they have forfeited their right to live.
This may sound draconian to some, but IMHO, capital punishment ought to be on the table as an option for prosecutors for any crime in which the victim would have been justified resisting with deadly force.
In such cases, it is the criminal who has openly declared the fruits of the crime were of a greater value than their own life. Let them reap that harvest.
Everyone sentenced to death row, even if reprieved, winds up be a born again Christian sooner or later.
He’ll still be a ward of the state at that age.
Steve Grogan, a Manson Family member who was convicted of murdering Shea at Manson's direction, was released in the mid-1980s.
How can 2 people be convicted of the SAME murder? Not contributing TO the person's death, but actual murder?
Jay Sebring. invited Steve McQueen to join them that night. He opted for a private "affair" instead.
Manson had several kids. So did other family members having orgies in the commune.
People aren't supposed to talk about them today.
Dukakis was a “shoo in” for president the same as Fritz Mondale was.
It was a media spun myth. So was the “Massachusetts Miracle”.
After 8 years of Reagan, the Left wanted control again.