Manson family member may be paroled to Grover Beach
January 28, 2010
Bruce Davis, a member of the infamous Manson family, and currently an inmate at CMC, was recommended for parole on Thursday. [ABC News]
Davis, 67, has been in prison since 1972 for his involvement in the murders of Gary Hinman and Donald Shea–Davis did not kill either man himself.
The recommendation for parole came after a five-hour hearing at California Men’s Colony and followed 23 consecutive denials of parole. If released, Davis says he wants to live in Grover Beach with his wife and daughter. During his years in prison, Davis earned a masters and a Ph.D. in religion and hopes to work with a local church.
Thursday’s decision still must be approved by Gov. Schwarzenegger and other state parole board members. No final decision is expected for another five months.
The so-called “family” of Charles Manson terrorized the Los Angeles area in the late 1960’s. Davis was not involved in the killers’ most famous act– the murder of actress Sharon Tate and five others in August 1968.
Only one other Mansom family member–Steve Grogan–has been paroled.