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Manson Girl Susan Atkins Dies

(Newser) - Susan Atkins, one of the women who killed at the behest of Charles Manson, died last night after a battle with brain cancer that had paralyzed her and cost her one leg. She was 61. She died inside the California Institute for Women, where she had been in hospice care.... More »

Dying Ex-Manson Disciple Atkins Denied Release

Parole board refuses Susan Atkins' request for mercy

(Newser) - California yesterday rejected Susan Atkins' plea for compassionate release, the Los Angeles Times reports. The former Charles Manson family member—California's longest-serving female inmate—has brain cancer and likely has just months to live. Atkins was busted in 1969 for participating in the murder of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and... More »

Dying Manson Killer Pleads Today for 'Sympathy' Parole

Susan Atkins suffers from brain cancer 40 years after slashing Sharon Tate

(Newser) - The Charles Manson cult member who held down pregnant actress Sharon Tate and stabbed her 16 times will plead for sympathy today at her 13th parole hearing, reports CNN. Susan Atkins, 61, is suffering from brain cancer and is 85% paralyzed, according to her husband. The hearing may be held... More »

Manson 'Harem' Angles for Freedom

Atkins up for parole; filmmaker makes case for van Houten

(Newser) - With Squeaky Fromme, who aimed a gun at President Ford, set for parole next Sunday, other members of the murderous “Manson Family” are pushing for release, the Telegraph reports. Susan Atkins, who at first said she’d stabbed actress Sharon Tate 16 times, plans to plead for freedom at... More »

Manson Lookout: 'Tate Cried Out for Her Mom'

Linda Kasabian speaks out for first time since Mason cult convictions

(Newser) - A witness has ended years of silence about the savage 1969 Charles Manson cult attacks with new details of the night pregnant actress Sharon Tate pleaded for her baby and cried out for her mom as she was fatally stabbed 16 times, reports the Guardian. Linda Kasabian served as a... More »

Manson Follower Won't Go Free

Board won't release ailing Susan Atkins, who admitted murdering Sharon Tate

(Newser) - A California parole board today refused to grant a compassionate release for Susan Atkins, a follower of Charles Manson who admitted murdering Sharon Tate 40 years ago, the AP reports. Atkins, 60, is dying of brain cancer, and the parole board listened to impassioned pleas from both sides in a... More »

DA to Prison Board: Don't Free Ailing Manson Killer

Terminally ill Atkins is seeking release

(Newser) - The Los Angeles County district attorney has asked the California parole board to deny Charles Manson follower Susan Atkins' request for compassionate release from prison. Atkins, who was convicted of seven 1969 murders, is terminally ill with brain cancer. The DA noted that Atkins stabbed pregnant actress Sharon Tate, tasted... More »

More Manson Victims?

Amateur sleuths and a corpse-sniffing dog search Manson ranch in the Calif. Desert

(Newser) - A rag-tag group of forensic investigators, a gold miner, and a corpse-sniffing dog say they have turned up evidence of long suspected killings by the Manson family in the California desert, AP reports. Using the tools and techniques of chemistry and archeology, the group has concluded that there may be... More »

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