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Brown blocks parole for Manson family member Bruce Davis

Bruce Davis

Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday blocked parole for Manson family member Bruce Davis, saying he still poses a threat to society.

“Until Davis can acknowledge and explain why he actively championed the Family’s interests, and shed more light on the nature of his involvement, I am not prepared to release him,” the governor wrote in his decision.

Davis, 26 at the time of the killings, was convicted and imprisoned in 1972 for his role in the murders of two men, ranch hand Donald “Shorty” Shea, who also worked as a Hollywood stuntman, and aspiring musician Gary Hinman.

Details of Shea’s killing have always remained murky, muddied more by Davis’ recent account that the ranch hand was taken to a different location and killed, not the night that prosecutors claimed, but the following morning.

Another Manson family member, Steve “Clem” Grogan, allegedly cut off Shea’s head. Grogan, the only Manson family member convicted of murder to be set free, won parole in 1985 by leading law enforcement to Shea’s body.

Read more at the Times' PolitiCal blog.

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-- Paige St. John in Sacramento

Photo: Bruce Davis. Credit: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

 
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