Charles Manson

Bruce Davis, former Manson family member convicted of murder. (Photo: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation/AP)

Ex-Manson follower gets parole, but hurdles loom

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — A California board once again approved parole Wednesday for former Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis, but before he’s released he’ll have to get past Gov. Jerry Brown — who […]

03/12/2014

Leslie Van Houten, woman convicted in Tate-LaBianca murders, during her parole hearing, California Institution for Women, Chino. (AP Photo)

Parole denied for Manson follower Van Houten

CHINO, Calif. (AP) — A parole panel refused an emotional bid by former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten to release her from prison 44 years after she participated in a notorious set of murders. […]

06/05/2013

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Manson follower’s tapes being analyzed by LAPD

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police have obtained the decades-old taped conversations between a Manson family disciple and his attorney, officials confirmed Thursday. Detective David Holmes said the department has had the tapes for […]

05/23/2013

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Texas prisons install cellphone-blocking equipment

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — The nation’s largest state prison system is turning to electronic weaponry to combat the persistent headache of illegal cellphones smuggled to inmates.

03/15/2013

Bruce Davis, former Manson family member convicted of murder. (Photo: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation/AP)

Governor denies parole to ex-Manson follower

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown reversed a parole board and denied the release of a former Charles Manson follower who has served more than 40 years in prison. The board had recently approved the release but left the final decision to the governor.

03/01/2013

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Brown allows parole for killers at higher rate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown continues to allow convicted murderers to be paroled from California prisons at a much higher rate than his predecessors.

02/15/2013

Bruce Davis, former Manson family member convicted of murder. (Photo: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation/AP)

Jerry Brown to set fate of ex-Manson follower

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s governor has been asked to make the final decision on whether a former Charles Manson follower will be released on parole after serving more than 40 years in prison.

02/04/2013

Manson family follower recommended for parole

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A state parole board panel today recommended parole for Bruce Davis, a one-time Manson Family follower who was convicted in connection with two killings in 1969. The decision comes more than […]

10/04/2012

Shot teen's dad urges threat reports

BALTIMORE (AP) – The father of a teen wounded in a shooting on the first day of school wants parents to know what their children say on social media. He also urges young people to […]

08/30/2012

John Merrick, longtime Malibu judge, dies at 93

(AP) – John Merrick, a longtime Malibu judge who signed a warrant to search the Manson family ranch and presided at the 1985 wedding of Madonna and Sean Penn, has died. He was 93. His […]

08/09/2012

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