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Parole hearing for Manson follower postponed after he is taken illupdated: Wed Jun 13 2012 23:05:00

The parole hearing for one of killer Charles Manson's followers, Bruce Davis, was continued Wednesday to an undetermined date after Davis became sick, a corrections spokesman said.

Judge declines to reverse order giving Manson follower tapes to policeupdated: Wed Jun 13 2012 20:42:00

A federal bankruptcy judge in Texas on Wednesday rejected a request by imprisoned Charles Manson follower Charles D. "Tex" Watson not to turn over personal tape recordings to Los Angeles police.

Charles Manson follower to have California parole hearingupdated: Tue Jun 12 2012 18:59:00

One of infamous killer Charles Manson's followers, Bruce Davis, is scheduled to have a California parole hearing on Wednesday, two years after parole had been granted to him but was overturned by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, officials said.

Manson's son? Man's DNA testedupdated: Tue Apr 24 2012 01:56:00

CNN's Miguel Marquez follows one man's quest to find out if notorious murderer Charles Manson is his father.

Charles Manson denied parole, with next parole hearing set for 2027updated: Thu Apr 12 2012 05:41:00

Notorious killer Charles Manson, 77, was denied parole Wednesday after a California parole panel "could find nothing good as far as suitability" for his being paroled, a commissioner said.

Sharon Tate's sister on Charles Mansonupdated: Thu Apr 12 2012 05:41:00

Charles Manson is up for parole again. One of his most famous victims was Sharon Tate. Her sister spoke with CNN.

The enduring fascination of the Sharon Tate murderupdated: Wed Apr 11 2012 06:43:00

As convicted murder Charles Manson comes up for parole review on Wednesday, there continues to be an enduring fascination in Hollywood regarding his crimes.

Bugliosi: Manson should stay behind barsupdated: Wed Apr 11 2012 02:18:00

The lawyer who prosecuted notorious killer Charles Manson says he's still a danger to society and shouldn't get paroled.

Charles Manson to have parole hearing, but he may not attendupdated: Wed Apr 11 2012 02:18:00

When a two-member panel holds a California parole hearing for notorious murderer Charles Manson on Wednesday, he will be represented by state-appointed attorney DeJon R. Lewis, who will urge the state to put Manson in a mental hospital, Lewis told CNN.

Manson acolyte 'Tex' Watson denied paroleupdated: Fri Nov 18 2011 21:04:00

Charles Denton "Tex" Watson, one of the chief participants in the Manson Family murders, will stay in prison at least another five years, the California Board of Parole Hearings announced Wednesday.

Last U.S. prison on island closesupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 13:50:00

CNN's Patrick Oppmann visits the prison on McNeil Island, which is being closed because of budget cuts.

Topanga: Malibu's hippie cousin?updated: Wed Mar 02 2011 10:37:00

If you have Neil Young's "After the Gold Rush" on your computer, you should play it while you read this. If you have it on vinyl, even better.

Saddam Hussein's attorney represents Charles Manson in petitionupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 06:06:00

Prominent attorney Giovanni Di Stefano, who has represented former Iraq dictator Saddam Hussein and his right-hand man, "Chemical Ali," or Ali Hassan al-Majid, is representing Charles Manson in his attempt for a new trial, Di Stefano told CNN on Monday.

2009: Manson the inmateupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 06:06:00

Charles Manson is still a troublemaker behind bars, says the prosecutor handling his parole hearings.

People.com: Charles Manson Caught with Cell Phone in Prison Againupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 14:44:00

This is the second violation in two months for Corcoran State Prison's most high-profile inmate

Manson follower denied paroleupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 05:37:00

Debra Tate, sister of slain actress Sharon Tate, talks about Manson follower Patricia Krenwinkel being denied parole.

Manson follower Patricia Krenwinkel denied paroleupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 05:37:00

Patricia Krenwinkel, a Charles Manson follower who went on a string of murders more than 40 years ago, was once again denied parole on Thursday, California prison officials said.

John Waters' plea to free Manson followerupdated: Wed Jul 07 2010 12:04:00

John Waters tells HLN's Joy Behar why he thinks Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten should be released from prison.

Manson family member Van Houten denied parole againupdated: Wed Jul 07 2010 12:04:00

California's parole board Tuesday refused to release onetime Manson family acolyte Leslie Van Houten, finding the 60-year-old remains dangerous more than four decades after the group's Southern California murder spree.

After criticism, LAPD pulls RFK clothing from homicide exhibitupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 13:18:00

After scathing criticism from the son of slain Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, police in Los Angeles, California, have apologized for including the clothes the senator was wearing when killed in an exhibit of high-profile homicide cases.

At 75, Charles Manson still has power to influence othersupdated: Sun Nov 15 2009 05:47:00

At 75, Charles Manson has spent more than half his life in prison for masterminding the notorious Helter Skelter killing spree that left actress Sharon Tate and six others dead in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969.

Charles Manson turns 75updated: Sun Nov 15 2009 05:47:00

See exclusive photos of Manson, hear his phone calls from prison and meet his new devotees. Ted Rowlands reports.

Former 'Manson family' member denied paroleupdated: Thu Sep 03 2009 14:28:00

Former "Manson Family" member Susan Atkins, who stabbed actress Sharon Tate to death more than 40 years ago and now is terminally ill, was denied parole Wednesday, prison officials said.

Victims' kin oppose paroleupdated: Thu Sep 03 2009 14:28:00

Relatives of Manson family victims Sharon Tate and Jay Sebring attend a parole hearing for killer Susan Atkins.

Manson follower recalls killingsupdated: Wed Sep 02 2009 16:55:00

Linda Kasabian, the star witness against Susan "Sadie" Atkins and others, gives an exclusive interview to Larry King.

Dying former 'Manson family' member up for paroleupdated: Wed Sep 02 2009 16:55:00

A former "Manson family" member who stabbed actress Sharon Tate to death more than 40 years ago and is now terminally ill faces her 13th parole hearing on Wednesday.

40 years after Manson murders, a bid for paroleupdated: Tue Sep 01 2009 10:25:00

The woman who stabbed pregnant actress Sharon Tate to death will be considered for parole from prison a month after the 40th anniversary of the killings that cast a shadow of fear over southern California.

Manson fascinationupdated: Tue Aug 11 2009 14:43:00

Charles Manson is still notoriously famous 40 years after members of his "family" killed seven people.

Manson's lasting legacy: 'Live freaky, die freaky'updated: Tue Aug 11 2009 14:43:00

Forty years ago, a group of young people led by a charismatic, 5-foot-2-inch ex-con named Charles Manson set out on a murderous spree in Los Angeles, California. They planned to spark an apocalyptic race war that Manson called "Helter Skelter," after a song by the Beatles.

People.com: 40th Anniversary of the Charles Manson Murdersupdated: Sun Aug 09 2009 17:26:00

As 74-year-old Manson strums his guitar in prison, one of his followers - Squeaky Fromme - is set for release

1969: An eventful summerupdated: Sun Aug 09 2009 16:13:00

From Woodstock and a man on the moon to the Manson murders and the Stonewall riots, the summer of 1969 was a tumultuous and eventful time. Listed below are a few of the historic and memorable moments from that summer.

After 34 years, Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme to be releasedupdated: Thu Aug 06 2009 12:58:00

The president she once pointed a gun at has been dead for nearly three years, and her longtime idol and leader, Charles Manson, remains in prison.

Aging Manson 'Family' members long for freedomupdated: Mon Mar 30 2009 13:47:00

Susan Atkins is terminally ill; Charles "Tex" Watson is an ordained minister. They and other members of Charles Manson's murderous "family" now shun him.

Charles Manson spends most of his time aloneupdated: Fri Mar 20 2009 11:57:00

In his latest mug shot, Charles Manson's wild-eyed stare is gone, as is most of his hair. Except for the swastika he carved into his brow during his murder trial, he could be any gray-bearded senior citizen.

New prison photo of Charles Manson releasedupdated: Fri Mar 20 2009 11:04:00

California corrections officials released an updated prison photograph of Charles Manson on Wednesday, showing the balding and graying 74-year-old, complete with his iconic forehead swastika.

Ailing Manson follower denied release from prisonupdated: Tue Jul 15 2008 21:25:00

Susan Atkins, a terminally ill former Charles Manson follower convicted in the murder of actress Sharon Tate, on Tuesday was denied a compassionate release from prison.

Time.com: No Parole for Dying Manson Followerupdated: Tue Jul 15 2008 20:00:00

The state parole board on Tuesday denied a request for compassionate release to Charles Manson follower Susan Atkins, who stabbed actress Sharon Tate to death nearly 40 years ago and is dying of brain cancer

Prison boss opposes release of ailing ex-Manson followerupdated: Fri Jun 20 2008 14:47:00

California's director of adult prisons is recommending against "compassionate release" for a terminally ill former Manson family member, a spokeswoman said.

Digging at the Manson ranchupdated: Thu May 22 2008 18:19:00

Investigators will dig today at the Manson Family ranch, searching for murder victims.

Dig turns up no bodies at Manson ranch siteupdated: Thu May 22 2008 07:56:00

A dig for buried bodies at the ranch where murderous cult leader Charles Manson and his followers once lived ended Wednesday with no human remains found, authorities said.

Time.com: Undiscovered Manson Graves Soughtupdated: Tue May 20 2008 15:00:00

Decades after law enforcement raided the ranch where Charles Manson hid following a 1969 killing spree, detectives and scientists are returning to hunt for undiscovered graves

Another Manson murder mystery?updated: Fri May 09 2008 22:17:00

CNN's Ted Rowlands reports from the Barker ranch, where a local detective is searching for victims of the Manson family.

Authorities to dig at old Manson family ranchupdated: Fri May 09 2008 22:17:00

Authorities said Friday that they will begin digging for evidence of graves at a California ranch that once was home to the infamous "family" of convicted killer Charles Manson.

Behind the Scenes: Body hunt at Manson ranchupdated: Fri May 09 2008 07:52:00

The Charles Manson murder spree of 1969 ended in a remote Death Valley, California, cabin called Barker Ranch. It's where Manson and members of his cult "family" hid after the seven murders, dubbed the "Helter Skelter" killings that terrified the country.

More tests at Manson ranch for buried bodiesupdated: Fri Mar 28 2008 20:09:00

Authorities will continue to test soil at a California ranch that was once home to cult leader Charles Manson, looking for more evidence of buried bodies before any excavations begin, the county sheriff announced Friday.

People.com: Lindsay Lohan to Star in Charles Manson Movieupdated: Fri Mar 28 2008 18:23:00

The actress signs on to play a Manson Family member in her next film

Time.com: Cracking Down on "Murderabilia"updated: Fri Jun 08 2007 18:25:00

Notorious prisoners' artwork, notes and even nail clippings are hot items online. But a new law might put a stop to it

Your e-mails: Tookie Williams to be put to deathupdated: Mon Dec 12 2005 12:16:00

Death row inmate Stanley Tookie Williams, a founder of the Crips street gang who has worked from behind bars to quell gang violence, has asked California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to spare his life. The request was denied and he will be put to death shortly after midnight.

Judge changes Peterson trial siteupdated: Thu Jan 08 2004 09:55:00

A judge agreed Thursday to move Scott Peterson's murder trial outside of Peterson's hometown of Modesto, California, after the defense argued pre-trial publicity clouded the potential jury pool.

Peterson venue change focus of Thursday hearingupdated: Wed Jan 07 2004 04:06:00

A California judge will hear arguments Thursday over whether a man accused of killing his wife and their unborn child can get a fair trial in his hometown.

Fortune: The Empire State gets a slogan, liberal correlations, God in the workplace, a mind-reading act. ONLY IN AMERICA (CONT'd)updated: Mon Apr 18 1994 00:01:00

Charles Manson sells his T-shirts, and John Wayne Gacy his clown paintings. Now Danny Rolling hopes to cash in on the notoriety of crime . . . Like Manson, convicted as the force behind the slaught...

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