April 16th, 2012 by faye
Infamous killer Charles Manson has been reportedly denied of his parole after a California parole board noted that Manson recently bragged to a prison psychologist, “I am a very dangerous man.”
Reports say that the parole hearing took place at Corcoran State Prison in California, where Charles Manson was denied parole for the 12th time. He is serving a life sentence for seven murders in the 1969 “Helter Skelter” killing spree in Los Angeles.
“This panel can find nothing good as far as suitability factors go,” said John Peck, a member of the panel that met at Corcoran State Prison in central California for the parole hearing. Peck read aloud some remarks Charles Manson had recently said to one of his prison psychologists.
“I’m special. I’m not like the average inmate,” the Corcoran State Prison panel member read. “I have spent my life in prison. I have put five people in the grave. I am a very dangerous man.”
“This panel agrees with that statement,” Peck said.
It could have been Manson’s last chance to get a parole and win back his freedom, since the California Department of Corrections set his next hearing for 15 years from now. Charles Manson would be 92 by that time.
“He has not shown up for several of his latest hearings, since 1997,” California Department of Corrections spokesman Luis Patino said before the hearing began. “He told his counselor that he did not plan on attending.”
Charles Manson hasn’t been much of a model inmate. He has violated several rules in the five years since his last parole hearing, California Department of Corrections spokeswoman Terry Thornton said. The spokeswoman added that Manson has been caught in possession of a weapon, threatened a peace officer, and has been caught twice with contraband cell phones in the past three years.
Only one Manson family member convicted of murder has been given parole – Steve Grogan – who was granted his freedom in 1985 for aiding the authorities and exhibiting good behavior.
Charles Manson was convicted of seven counts of first degree murder for the 1969 killing spree in Los Angeles. The killings included the brutal stabbing of five people in actress Sharon Tate’s home, and the murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. Charles Manson was sentenced to death when he was found guilty, but the sentence was modified in 1977 to “life in prison with the possibility of parole, after a 1972 ruling by the California Supreme Court that determined the state’s death penalty statute at the time was unconstitutional.”