Charles Manson loyalist and convicted killer Bruce Davis, 74, will not receive his “get out of jail” card this week, after California Gov. Jerry Brown blocked his parole on Friday night.
This is the fifth time a state panel has recommended that the killer be let out on parole, but the governor continues to deny him his freedom, explaining that the heinousness of Davis’ crime is enough to block parole.
Davis is serving a life sentence for the 1969 killings of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald “Shorty” Shea. He was not involved in the cult’s notorious killings of actress Sharon Tate and six others.
Another Manson “family” member, Patricia Krenwinkel, 69, who was involved in the Tate murders, was also denied for parole on Thursday. The board had recommended she be released after suggesting her state of mind was affected at the time of the murders because she may have suffered from “battered women’s syndrome”, but Brown also blocked their efforts. The parole board has recommended parole for Krenwinkel 13 times.
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