Manson Follower May Get Parole

    ** FOR RELEASE WEEKEND EDITIONS, AUG. 8-9, AND THEREAFTER **FILE - This Dec. 22, 1970 file photo shows two members of the Charles Manson family, Bruce Davis, left, and Steve Grogan, leaving court after a hearing on the appointment of attorneys to represent them in Los Angeles, Calif. Forty years ago, Manson "family" members were kids. Vulnerable, alienated, running away from a world wracked by war and rebellion. They turned to a cult leader for love and wound up tied to a web of unimaginable evil, and now, on the brink of old age, they are the haunted. (AP Photo/Harold Filan, File)

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    Should Charles Manson’s right-hand man be granted parole? That’s the question facing California Governor Jerry Brown after a state board agreed to let Manson-follower Bruce Davis out on parole. Davis, now 69, was, was charged with murder for the 1969 killings of musician Gary Hinman and ranch worker Donald Shea. In the 40 years since, he has become an ordained minister and earned two master’s degrees. The parole board cited his positive adjustment, good behavior and academic progress as reasons for release. Davis was also recommended for parole already in 2010, but the request was denied by then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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