Manson Denied Probable Last Shot at Parole

Mass murderer's next chance won't come until he's 92
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 11, 2012 2:06 PM CDT
This April 4, 2012 file photo provided by the California Department of Corrections shows 77-year-old serial killer Charles Manson, April 4, 2012.   (AP Photos/California Department of Corrections, File)

(Newser) – Charles Manson was denied parole today, for the 12th—and probably final—time. After today's rejection, California can deny Manson parole for another 15 years, the AP notes, at which point the mass murderer would be 92 years old. Manson himself skipped the parole hearing, but Debra Tate, the sister of victim Sharon Tate, was on hand as always to argue against his release.

"At this age, I think he doesn't care," said the assistant DA arguing against Manson. "He would be lost if he got out. He's completely institutionalized." One person who might care? Matthew Roberts, the 44-year-old who believes he's Manson's son, conceived at a San Francisco orgy in 1967, notes the Huffington Post.

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