Parole Denied for Manson Follower

Jun 22, 2017  •  Post A Comment

One of the followers of cult leader Charles Manson had her parole request denied this week. ABC News reports that a board turned down the request Thursday from convicted killer Patricia Krenwinkel “after officials investigated whether battered women’s syndrome affected her state of mind at the time of the notorious murders nearly five decades ago in California.”

“Krenwinkel, 69, was previously denied parole 13 times for the slayings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and four other people,” the story reports. “The next night, she helped kill grocer Leno LaBianca and his wife Rosemary in what prosecutors say was an attempt by Manson to ignite a race war.”

Following the hearing, Keith Wattley, an attorney for Krenwinkel, said: “They were willing to discount the level of control through the violence, threats, intimidation that was substantiated by their own investigators.” Wattley added that the board “claimed to somehow not understand how she could follow the orders she was given.”

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