This undated file handout photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Susan Atkins. Atkins was expected to succumb to brain cancer months ago, but the former Charles Manson follower imprisoned for killing actress Sharon Tate nearly four decades ago still clings to life. Now, a hearing that is perhaps her last chance at freedom has been abruptly put off until September 2, 2009
A parole hearing is scheduled today for former Charles Manson follower and convicted murderer Susan Atkins, who has brain cancer and lost her bid last year for a “compassionate release” from prison.
A panel from the California Board of Parole Hearings is expected to consider this afternoon whether Atkins, now 61, should be released from state prison.
A Web site set up on Atkins’ behalf notes that she has been behind bars for nearly 40 years and is “now paralyzed over 85 percent of her body, can not sit up in bed and can not even be moved into a wheelchair.”
Atkins — who is being held at the Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla — has repeatedly been denied parole.
Her plea for “compassionate release” was unanimously denied in July 2008 after Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley and Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas each wrote letters opposing it.
As Flap said before, Susan Atkins should remain incarcerated for the rest of her natural life. Atkins should have been executed forty years ago.
Look BITCH, the people of California have NO MERCY for you.
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