Manson family member seeking parole

June 13, 2012

Bruce Davis

A former Manson family member whose release was squelched two years ago by then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, is scheduled to have another parole hearing today at the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo. [UTNews]

Bruce Davis, 69, is serving life sentences for the 1969 slayings of stuntman Donald “Shorty” Shea and musician Gary Hinman.

At his 26th parole hearing, the state board determined Davis was ready to be released. Schwarzenegger later reversed the decision, saying the murders were “especially heinous” and that Davis’ release would pose an “unreasonable risk of danger to society.”

If the new panel grants Davis parole, his release would require the approval of Gov. Jerry Brown and other parole board members.

While incarcerated, Davis earned a master’s degree in religion and a doctorate in philosophy of religion and ministered to other inmates. He also married a woman he met through the prison ministry and has a grown daughter, UT News said.

Manson family member Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme was released from federal prison in 2009 after serving time for the attempted assassination of President Gerald Ford.

Manson and two of his followers, Leslie Van Houten and Patricia Krenwinkel, remain in prison for life for the murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles. Susan Atkins died in prison last year.


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26 Comments

  1. Zuma7 says:

    If this guy dropped dead, I really wouldn’t mind one bit.

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    • WiseGuy says:

      I’m curious: Why do you think it is important or relevant that we know that? Is there any kind of thinking that goes into such a remark? If so, what? Do comments like that do any GOOD in your opinion? If so, how so?

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  2. Ted Slanders says:

    “Davis earned a master’s degree in religion and a doctorate in philosophy of religion and ministered to other inmates.”

    Allow me as a member of this parole board and hearing, and I’ll determine if his “alleged” degree in religion passes muster! In part, what he has probably learned is the art of hermeneutics relative to explaining away our God’s brutal, bloody, and killing actions in the bible.

    I can just see this minion of Satan allegedly ministering the doctrine of the Judeo-Christian bible to other inmates, all the while thinking that he is telling them the truth! What a joke in the eyes of our God!

    What the Manson family was involved in regarding their heinous acts, is absolutely NOTHING compared to our God’s actions upon His creation in the Old and New Testaments! We can only wonder if Davis made this comparison in his jail house preaching.

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