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Charles Manson in August 16, 1969 Mugshot

This attorney had better ask California Governor Jerry Brown since Manson was convicted of a State of California crime not a federal one.

Charles Manson’s attorney, Giovanni Di Stefano aka “The Devil’s Advocate,” has sent President Barack Obama an unbelievable communication.  Di Stefano, who also represented Saddam Hussein, faxed the President a request that his infamous client who is serving a life sentence in California’s maximum security Corcoran Prison be set free. 

According to TMZ, Di Stefano is seeking a presidential pardon for Manson who was convicted and sentenced to death in 1970 for his role in the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders in Los Angeles.  When the death penalty was temporarily outlawed 2 years later, Manson and his followers–Patricia Krenwinkle, Leslie Van Houten, Charles “Tex” Watson, and the late Susan Atkins–all had their sentences commuted to life.  Manson has maintained his innocence ever since, arguing that he never ordered any of his followers to commit murder.

Which is exactly what his attorney explained to President Obama in his fax.  “Manson was nothing more than a cult leader, not a murderer,” claims Di Stefano.  “Manson didn’t do the killing.”  According to the lawyer, Manson was at the very worst, guilty only of telling his followers to “do something witchy.”  If they misunderstood and took things too far, it wasn’t the cult leader’s fault.

Uh Huh. But, the law and U.S. Constitution is clear.

President Obama does not have jurisdiction.

Sorry Charlie – rot in jail.

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Charles Manson followers Leslie Van Houton, Susan Atkins and Patricia Krenwinkel

And, she won’t likely receive parole either.
A follower of Charles Manson who has been imprisoned longer than any other woman in California is facing a parole hearing on her conviction in the Sharon Tate killings.

Grey haired Patricia Krenwinkel, one of Manson’s two surviving female followers, has maintained a clean prison record in her four decades behind bars, but her chances for release appear slim following the parole officials’ rejections in other Manson cases.

Krenwinkel, 63, was convicted along with Manson and two other female followers in seven 1969 murders, considered among the most notorious crimes of the 20th Century.

None of those convicted has ever been paroled and one of them, Susan Atkins, died in prison last year after being denied compassionate release when she was terminally ill with cancer.

Leslie Van Houten, 61, the youngest of the women convicted was long thought to be the most likely to win eventual release. But she was denied a parole date last summer by officials who said she had not gained sufficient insight into her crimes.

Why?

Parole boards have repeatedly cited the callousness, viciousness and calculation of the seven murders committed by members of the Manson Family.

Krenwinkel admitted during her trial that she chased down and stabbed heiress Abigail Folger at the Tate home on Aug. 9, 1969 and participated in the stabbing deaths of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca the following night, Both homes were defaced with bloody scrawlings. She was convicted along with Manson, Van Houten and Atkins. Another defendant, Charles “Tex” Watson was convicted in a separate trial.

All were sentenced to death but their sentences were commuted to life when the U.S. Supreme Court briefly outlawed the death penalty in 1972.

The crime scene photo tells it all.

One of the Sharon Tate murder crime scene photos

Patricia Krenwinkel should die in prison, just like Susan Atkins.
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Charles Manson in August 16, 1969 Mugshot

Well, I wasn’t asked but the list compiled by John Hawkins is fairly lame. Here is the list:
23) Saul Alinsky (7)
23) Bill Clinton (7)
23) Hillary Clinton (7)
19) Michael Moore (7)
19) George Soros (8)
19) Alger Hiss (8)
19) Al Sharpton (8)
13) Al Gore (9)
13) Noam Chomsky (9)
13) Richard Nixon (9)
13) Jane Fonda (9)
13) Harry Reid (9)
13) Nancy Pelosi (9)
11) John Wilkes Booth (10)
11) Margaret Sanger (10)
9) Aldrich Ames (11)
9) Timothy McVeigh (11)
7) Ted Kennedy (14)
7) Lyndon Johnson (14)
5) Benedict Arnold (17)
5) Woodrow Wilson (17)
4) The Rosenbergs (19)
3) Franklin Delano Roosevelt (21)
2) Barack Obama (23)
1) Jimmy Carter (25)

I could compile my own worst 25 figures but the point is?

Jim Geraghty has it RIGHT.

I’m no fan of most of the Democrats on the list, and there are some good picks. But most of the modern political figures look ridiculous when we compare their actions to some of America’s most really notorious figures.

No Al Capone? No Machine Gun Kelly or the Lindbergh baby kidnappers?

No Jefferson Davis or anyone else associated with the Confederacy beyond John Wilkes Booth? Speaking of presidential assassins, no Lee Harvey Oswald? (Oh, I know, I know, he was the fall guy for the big conspiracy.) Aaron Burr gets a pass for killing Alexander Hamilton in a duel?

Charles Manson, however, would definitely be at or near the top of my list.  Ted Bundy, too.

Ted Bundy in 1975 Utah Mug Shot

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Charles Manson followers Leslie Van Houton, Susan Atkins and Patricia Krenwinkel

Charles Manson follower Susan Atkins has died at the age of 61 in a prison hospital in Chowchilla, California.
Susan Atkins, who committed one of modern history’s most notorious crimes when she joined Charles Manson and his gang for a 1969 killing spree that terrorized Los Angeles and put her in prison for the rest of her life, has died. She was 61.

Atkins died at the Central California Women’s facility in Chowchilla on Thursday night, said Terry Thornton, spokeswoman for the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Atkins, who had been receiving medical care at the prison’s nursing facility over the past year, died of natural causes, Thornton said. Sources told The Times she had been battling brain cancer. She was pronounced dead at 11:46 p.m.

Now, finally some JUSTICE for the Tate and LaBianca families. Remember the crime scene of Sharon Tate’s murder and that of her unborn child?

Remember Susan Atkins famously told a sobbing and begging Sharon Tate prior to her murder and mutilation, “Look bitch, I have no mercy for you.”

Susan Atkins was convicted of eight murders and was the longest-serving prisoner among women held in California prisons. This distinction now falls on fellow Charles Manson follower Patricia Krenwinkle who was also convicted of the Tate-LaBianca murders.
Atkins confessed to killing actress Sharon Tate, the pregnant wife of director Roman Polanski who was hanged and stabbed 16 times; Tate’s nearly full-term fetus died with her. The next night, Atkins accompanied Manson and his followers when they broke into the Los Feliz home of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca and killed them.

“She was the scariest of the Manson girls,” said Stephen Kay, who helped prosecute the case and argued against Atkins’ release at her parole hearings. “She was very violent.”

Former chief prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi, who sought and won death sentences for Atkins, Manson and other followers, said Atkins would be remembered “obviously as a member of a group that committed among the most horrendous crimes in American history. She apparently made every effort to rehabilitate herself.”

He added: “It has to be said that she did pay substantially, though not completely, for her incredibly brutal crimes. And to her credit, she did renounce — and, I believe, sincerely — Charles Manson.”

It was Atkins who broke open the case when she bragged of her participation in the slayings to cellmates at Sybil Brand Institute in East Los Angeles, where she was being held on other charges; two of her cellmates told authorities of her confession. After prosecutors promised not to seek the death penalty against her, Atkins appeared before a grand jury, providing information that led to her own indictment, as well as that of Manson and others. Later, in a lurid 10-month trial, she provided crucial testimony that fed the public’s fascination with Hollywood celebrities, drugs, sex and violence.

It also left an unshakable image of Atkins as a remorseless killer, who taunted the court at her sentencing with chilling words: “You’d best lock your doors,” she said, “and watch your own kids.”

In 1971, two separate juries found Manson, Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Charles “Tex” Watson guilty on seven counts of first-degree murder. Another Manson follower, Leslie Van Houten, was convicted of two murders. All received the death sentence, later reduced to life terms after the California Supreme Court abolished the death penalty in 1972. (The Legislature later reenacted the death penalty statute.) Manson, Krenwinkel, Watson and Van Houten remain in prison.Atkins also pleaded guilty to the murder of musician Gary Alan Hinman, who was killed in a dispute over money shortly before the Tate-LaBianca murders. She received another life sentence for the Hinman killing.

Susan Atkins has been living on borrowed time for the past 40 years. May she atone to our creator for the heinous crimes against humanity.

Susan Atkins in 1969

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Charles Manson Follower Susan Atkins Denied Parole Again

Charles Manson Follower Susan Atkins Parole Hearing Today

Manson Family Prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi on Susan Atkins Parole

Susan Atkins Parole Hearing Rescheduled to September 2, 2009

Susan Atkins May 29, 2009 Parole Hearing Postponed

Elderly Charles Manson Photo Released by California Correctional Authorities

Charles Manson Follower Susan Atkins Denied Compassionate Release


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