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Manson follower Patricia Krenwinkel denied parole

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Patricia Krenwinkel, who joined Charles Manson's clan in a string of grisly killings more than 40 years ago, was denied parole Thursday.

Krenwinkel, 63, was convicted on seven counts of first-degree murder for her role in the Tate-LaBianca murders that terrorized Los Angeles in 1969.

Among the victims was actress Sharon Tate, who was married to director Roman Polanski. Tate was stabbed 16 times and hanged. She was seven months pregnant. Patricia Krenwinkel

The parole hearing was held at the women's state prison in Corona, where Krenwinkel is serving a life sentence. It was Krenwinkel's 13th appearance before the Board of Parole Hearings.

She will be up for her next parole review in seven years, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.


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Photos: (top) Manson followers Patricia Krenwinkel, left, Susan Atkins and Leslie Van Houten at court on Feb. 11, 1971. Credit: Associated Press.

(bottom) Krenwinkel in state prison. Credit: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

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May she burn in hell. We will never forget.

You have to admit...Leslie Van Houten was kind of hot.

This woman should never again taste freedom. The murders she committed were so horrific that she should not have the audacity to expect parole.

I'm surprised Arnold Schwarzenegger didn't commute her sentence, too....

Unlike the rest of you, I'd say to place her under indefinite house arrest. Looked at from the economic standpoint, keeping her in prison is no longer "cost effective" and as such a waste of taxpayer funds.

ugly then, ugly now.

The day Krenwinkel, Leslie Van Houten, Charles Watson, and Charles Manson should be allowed to walk out of prison is the day Steven Parent, Sharon Tate, Wojciech Frykowski, Abigail Folger, Jay Sebring, Leno LaBianca, and Rosemary LaBianca can walk away from their graves.

You play with death, you pay with death and her case that is a cold cell on a winter's night with the gun towers and the slamming doors and a life wasted by the most basic sin there is, "Thou shalt not kill".

I don't understand how Susan Atkins and Lynette Squeaky Fromme are both out of jail, and Squeaky tried to shoot then President Ford years ago.

The only reason these Manson Family creeps are still alive is because Jerry Brown appointed Rose Bird as California Supreme Court chief justice and she abolished the death penalty and absolved everyone on death row at that time, including Manson and his followers, of their death sentences and commuted them to life in prison. And now these self absorbed, sociopathic monsters think they're gonna get out on parole??

May she die in prison just like the one that had the brain tumor, but may she live another thirty years at least so she can think about what she did to those innocent victims every day of her miserable life until she's in her 90s.

Noway!!! She is like CASE # 39
Watch the MOVIE with Rene Zellwegger
See if you can SLEEP after watching that one!!!

they hanged tate as well? and pregnant?

y didnt they all get the death penalty..

Deny all the Manson animals parole forever. Let them rot in prison until they die. Then they can rot in hell.

The suggestion by Onboard Skeptic was to place her under house arrest. Really?Even in her best days, she did not know how to live in society. The only thing on her resume is "Manson Follower". So she would have to live on disability, etc. And I hope she moves next door to you, or some other "cost-cutting" whiner.

The irony is Abigail Folger was a Kennedyesque liberal who gave up a jet set type life to help underpriviledged children in Watts. If she had not been Krenwinkle's victim and were alive today she would be for parole.

Plenty of other killers have been released in the last 40 years, I think it's time to let all but Charlie out. Why is it that we are so afraid of these folks?

She needs to stay in prison. Never get out.

I have to agree with joebean....

Okay, Rainbowers, let's hear why she should have been granted parole and how the white european male is responsible for the Tate/LaBianca murders.

Why wasn't she and the rest of that breed put to death?

What is the purpose of our penal system? Is it to punish or to try an attempt to rehabilitate so one is no longer a threat to society? Should not our system extend equanimity across the whole? Other criminals have walked free or had their sentences commuted for equally heinous crimes after much shorter a time in prison. Ms. Krenwinkle's original sentence was death, commuted to life in prison, not life without parole. I suspect after 40 years in a cell, she has atoned to her God, has deep remorse and regret for her actions and poses no threat if released, albeit I am not her. Nay, it is us who continue to express vindictive sentiment, wishing her cruelty, pain and suffering in the name of the victims. What would Jesus do? Extend compassion and release her I believe.

Yes, Leslie was hot....

So in addition to the MILLIONS taxpayers had to pay for the trials, we have to pay MILLIONS to keep this person incarcerated. I tend to agree with Onboard below. House arrest, and let her family support her. I strongly doubt this woman is a threat to society, and let's face it, her life has been destroyed - as it should have been. But let's save the California taxpayer some money...

A good stat to report is how many people are actually granted parole. 90% 10% 1 % ? she didn't get hers, but is that unusual or pretty much the standard?

Plus, I doubt any of them will get out until Charlie dies in jail. On top of being vicious criminals, they have the Baggage of Charlie Manson to carry around.

Let her go. She is no danger to anyone. She has suffered unbelievably tremendously already. There is NOTHING to be gained by keeping her in prison -- other than revenge and to fulfill the public lust for inflicting hate. The public is now committing a hate crime by keeping her locked up.

If anyone fears her moving in next door to them, well, she is welcome to move in next door to me.

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