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http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/06/13/manson.atkins/index.html

 

 

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Former Manson family member Susan Atkins has requested a "compassionate release" from prison because she has less than six months to live, a California prisons spokeswoman said Friday.

 

Susan Atkins is led from a Los Angeles grand jury room after her indictment in the 1969 "Manson murders."

 

Atkins, 60, was convicted in the 1969 slayings of actress Sharon Tate and four others. She had been incarcerated at the California Institution for Women in Corona, California.

 

But Atkins has been hospitalized since March 18 and is listed in serious condition, state corrections department spokeswoman Terry Thornton said. Because of privacy laws, Thornton would not disclose the nature of Atkins' illness.

 

Atkins' husband and attorney, James Whitehouse, was quoted as saying she has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, according to a blog called Manson Family Today. She also has had a leg amputated, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday, citing sources close to the case.

 

The compassionate release request has been approved by the prison, which conducted an evaluation, and is under corrections department review, Thornton said.

 

If the department approves, the Board of Parole Hearings and the sentencing court in Los Angeles also must sign off on the request. There is no timeline for a decision to be made, Thornton said.

 

Atkins, known within the Manson family as "Sadie Mae Glutz," has been in prison since 1971 and has been denied parole 11 times.

 

According to historical accounts of the murders, Atkins stabbed Tate, who was 8½ months pregnant, and scawled the word "pig" on the door of the home the actress shared with director Roman Polanski.

 

"I don't want to seem like a heartless creature, but in all my years, I never considered this could happen," Debra Tate, the actress' sister, told the Riverside Press-Enterprise.

 

"She showed no compassion. She told my sister as she slit her throat that she didn't (care) for her or her unborn baby," Tate added.

 

Sharon Tate and three houseguests were slain in August 1969 by killers who burst into her Benedict Canyon home. A teenager who was visiting the home's caretaker in his cottage on the property also was killed.

 

The following night, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca were slain in their home in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles. The two-day crime spree sent shock waves throughout Los Angeles.

 

All of the killers remain behind bars. Atkins also was convicted in the earlier murder of music teacher Gary Hinman.

 

Atkins, like Manson, had received a death sentence, and the punishment was changed to life in prison when the death penalty was ruled unconsitutional in the mid-1970s.

 

Vincent Bugliosi, who prosecuted Atkins, told the Los Angeles Times that she "has paid substantially, though not completely, for her horrendous crimes. Paying completely would mean imposing the death penalty." But, he told the paper, given her terminal illness, "I don't have an objection to her being released."

 

According to her Web site, Atkins is a born-again Christian who during her incarceration has worked to aid at-risk youth, victims of violent crimes and homeless children.

 

Last month, authorities dug for buried bodies at the Inyo County, California, ranch where Manson and his followers once lived, after police became aware that testing had indicated humans might be buried there. Nothing was found, police said

 

 

 

Makes me want to read Helter Skelter again.

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She is dying of a terminal illness and has been up for parole since 2005 or whatever. I say let her. She isn't even in the prison anymore anyways. Has been in a hospital since March.

 

Let her go so we don't have to keep paying taxes to pay for her until she dies. One of the benefits of the compassion release program is that it frees funds up by making the family pay and care for the dying prisoner.

 

As it is, she sounds relatively reformed. If Manson himself was in this situation, of course he wouldn't be released. He is a f*cking lunatic.

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She is dying of a terminal illness and has been up for parole since 2005 or whatever. I say let her. She isn't even in the prison anymore anyways. Has been in a hospital since March.

 

Let her go so we don't have to keep paying taxes to pay for her until she dies. One of the benefits of the compassion release program is that it frees funds up by making the family pay and care for the dying prisoner.

 

As it is, she sounds relatively reformed. If Manson himself was in this situation, of course he wouldn't be released. He is a f*cking lunatic.

Yeah. Although it says the only source CNN have of her being really reformed is her own website. And I've read a lot about her, she is or was a truly f*cked individual. So I wonder if that's really true.

 

At this point all we can do is give her the benefit of the doubt, really, because she'll be dead within the year the way it sounds.

 

Charles Manson will never get out.

Did you see his 2007 parole hearing? He's just f*cking with them, he likes it in jail.

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