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  • Woman found near Manson murders IDed after 47 years

    Jurvetson's body was found Nov. 16, 1969, by a birdwatcher in dense brush off the iconic Mulholland Drive. She had been stabbed 150 times and didn't have identification. ... After going unidentified for years, Jurvetson eventually became known Jane Doe No. 59. The location and timing of her killing, just a few miles away from several Manson family murders, has long fueled speculation that Jurvetson's case was connected. ... Police said they used DNA to identify Jurvetson after her sister recognized a photo posted of the young woman's body online. The sister, Anne Jurvetson, told People that the "free-spirited and...
  • Charles Manson Follower Ends Her Silence 40 years After Night of Slaughter

    08/01/2009 11:44:56 PM PDT · by kellynla · 47 replies · 3,515+ views
    The Malaysian Insider ^ | Aug 2, 2009 | staff
    LONDON, Aug 2 ó They were the murders that ended the 1960s, the decade of love, in a bloodbath that shocked the world. Now, on the 40th anniversary of the killing of Hollywood actress Sharon Tate and her friends by Charles Manson's "Family", the gang member whose testimony convicted the killers has revealed for the first time her full involvement in the crimes. On the night of Aug 9, 1969, Linda Kasabian was sent by Manson with three other members of his Family ó Tex Watson, Susan Atkins and Patricia "Katie" Krenwinkel ó to break into Tate's home. There they...
  • Mass murderer Charles Manson seriously ill, moved to hospital, sources say

    01/03/2017 3:13:28 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 126 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | January 3, 2017 | Richard Winton
    Mass murderer Charles Manson was taken from a Central Valley prison to a hospital for an undisclosed medical issue, two sources familiar with the situation said.
  • The right call on Manson follower

    07/28/2016 8:31:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 28, 2016 | Dennis Lund
    Itís hard to believe it has been almost fifty years since the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders of 1969. Unfortunately, we are reminded of these murders on too regular a basis. They were again in the news recently when Gov. Brown overruled the parole boardís recommendation to release Leslie Van Houten, one of several Manson Family members convicted of murder. Good call -- she is where she belongs. If you lived in southern California at the time, you likely have strong memories of those events. It was an unusually hot August that year, when the Tate murders hit the news. Six people...
  • Manson Prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi Says Susan Atkins' Exact Role in Tate Murders Unclear

    09/27/2009 11:04:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies · 1,729+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/26/09 | Andrew Blankstein
    With the death of Manson follower Susan Atkins, the man who prosecuted her for first-degree murder said Friday that one of his lasting images was that of a "heartless, bloodthirsty robot." Vincent Bugliosi, however, said that image has become more ambiguous with the passage of time. Atkins, who died Friday, played a central role in the 1969 slayings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and others in a two-night rampage in the Los Angeles area. She later said she killed Tate even as the woman pleaded for mercy. It's possible it will never be known exactly what happened inside the home...
  • Susan Atkins Dies at 61; Imprisoned Charles Manson Follower [Obituary]

    09/26/2009 5:37:34 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 61 replies · 1,991+ views
    LATimes ^ | September 26, 2009
    Susan Atkins Dies at 61; Imprisoned Charles Manson Follower California's longest-serving female inmate, she was involved in one of modern history's most shocking crimes -- the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders that terrorized Los Angeles. Susan Atkins looks back as Charles Manson arrives in court in 1970. She was convicted on seven counts of first-degree murder in the Tate-LaBianca killings, including the death of pregnant actress Sharon Tate. (Associated Press) By Elaine Woo September 26, 2009 Susan Atkins, who committed one of modern history's most notorious crimes when she joined Charles Manson and his gang for a string of killings in 1969...
  • Manson follower Susan Atkins dies at 61

    09/25/2009 7:09:23 AM PDT · by elizabethgrace · 117 replies · 3,581+ views
    LA Times ^ | September 25, 2009 | Elaine Woo
    <p>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.</p>
  • Charles Manson follower Susan Atkins dies

    09/25/2009 4:56:55 AM PDT · by ETL · 47 replies · 2,367+ views
    ABC News ^ | September 25, 2009 | LINDA DEUTSCH AP Special Correspondent
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Susan Atkins, a follower of cult leader Charles Manson whose remorseless witness stand confession to killing pregnant actress Sharon Tate in 1969 shocked the world, has died. She was 61 and had been suffering from brain cancer..." Debra Tate, the slain actress's younger sister, told the parole commissioners Sept. 2 that she "will pray for (Atkins') soul when she draws her last breath, but until then I think she should remain in this controlled situation." Debra Tate noted that she would have a 40-year-old nephew if her sister had lived..." Atkins married twice while in prison....
  • Manson follower Susan Atkins dies

    09/25/2009 12:54:21 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 73 replies · 6,214+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | September 25, 2009 | N/A
    Charles Manson follower Susan Atkins, who admitted killing actress Sharon Tate 40 years ago, has died. She was 61. California Department of Corrections spokeswoman Terry Thornton said Atkins, who suffered from brain cancer, had been in hospice care in recent days. Thornton said Atkins died late Thursday night at a prison hospital in Chowchilla where she had been moved when she became ill. Early this month, she lost her final bid for parole.
  • When Compassion Is Cruel

    09/06/2009 4:24:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 907+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2009 | Steve Chapman
    People don't always get what they deserve in this world, so it is gratifying to see when someone does. It happened Wednesday when a California parole board insisted that Susan Atkins, a 61-year-old amputee with incurable brain cancer, live her few remaining months in prison rather than the embrace of her loved ones. This may sound like pointless excess inflicted on someone whose crime, committed 40 years ago, is ancient history. But even to mention Atkins without first mentioning her victims is an affront. In 1969, she repeatedly thrust a knife into an innocent woman who was eight and a...
  • Dying Manson follower Atkins denied parole

    09/02/2009 10:38:17 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 65 replies · 2,363+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 3, 2009 | Dan Whitcomb
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Susan Atkins, a follower of mass killer Charles Manson convicted nearly four decades ago in some of the most notorious murders in U.S. history, lost her 18th bid for release on Wednesday. Atkins -- terminally ill with brain cancer and, according to her attorney, paralyzed over much of her body -- was denied her freedom by the California Parole Board after a hearing at the prison where she is being held. Now 61, Atkins was convicted in 1971 of taking part in seven "Manson Family" murders, including that of heavily pregnant actress Sharon Tate, the wife...
  • Mercy for a Murderer? Charles Manson Follower Susan Atkins Up for Parole

    09/02/2009 5:42:10 PM PDT · by elizabethgrace · 70 replies · 4,532+ views
    abc news ^ | Sept. 2, 2009 | By SARAH NETTER
    Forty Years After Gruesome Cult Killings, Susan Atkins is Paralyzed, Near Death Charles Manson follower and convicted mass murderer Susan Atkins is expected to appear in person today to plead for parole so she can die outside of prison, but officials said her condition is on an "hour by hour" basis.
  • Susan Atkins On Quest For Parole, Forty Years After Charles Manson Murders

    08/13/2009 11:59:29 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 50 replies · 1,780+ views
    ABC News ^ | 8/7/09 | JIM AVILA and FELICIA PATINKIN
    These days, it is difficult to recognize the face of Susan Atkins, a notorious murderer from the Charles Manson cult. Still imprisoned, she's now gravely ill with brain cancer and asking for mercy that she did not give her victims. It was Atkins who held down pregnant actress Sharon Tate while she was stabbed 16 times. Atkins described the crime in blood-curdling detail at a parole hearing 16 years ago. "She asked me to let her baby live," Atkins said at the time. " I told her I didn't have mercy for her." Manson ordered Atkins and other "family" members...
  • Manson Follower Susan Atkins, With Six Months To Live, Granted Parole Hearing

    06/05/2009 10:21:50 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 71 replies · 16,322+ views
    LA Now ^ | June 05, 2009
    Manson follower Susan Atkins, with six months to live, granted parole hearing June 5, 2009 Last year, doctors diagnosed Susan Atkins with terminal cancer, prompting a failed bid by the convicted murderer and Charles Manson follower to receive a "compassionate release" from state prison. But Atkins, who gained infamy for her role in the 1969 slayings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and others in a bloody two-night rampage in Los Angeles, may get one last chance to convince state parole officials she should no longer be kept behind bars. Officials with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Thursday...
  • The face of evil 40 years on: Prison releases new photo of mass killer Charles Manson (pic at site)

    03/19/2009 1:12:16 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies · 1,284+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | March 19, 2009 | Mail Foreign Service
    The thick dark hair and beard has thinned and turned grey, his wild dark eyes are watery and his skin sags, but that swastika tattoo hints at the evil within. Almost 40 years after he was convicted of butchering six people, a new photograph of mass murderer Charles Manson has been released. The 74-year-old was pictured yesterday by corrections officials at a high security prison in California. It was taken as part of a routine update of files on inmates at Corcoran State Prison. Manson founded an infamous hippy commune in California in the late 1960s that became known as...
  • Manson Killer Stays in Jail for Sharon Tate's Murder

    07/16/2008 11:06:33 AM PDT · by Coffee200am · 19 replies · 1,554+ views
    News.au.com ^ | 07.17.2008 | News.au.com
    SUSAN Atkins, who admitted slitting actress Sharon Tate's throat during the Manson Family murders, was refused "compassionate release" from jail. The 12-member parole board listened to arguments on releasing Atkins, who is thought to be suffering brain cancer, before issuing its decision in court documents without further explanation.
  • Manson follower Susan Atkins DENIED compassionate release today

    07/15/2008 7:47:16 PM PDT · by Lizavetta · 262 replies · 631+ views
    Just saw it on AP. She's been hospitalized since March, has only one leg, has terminal cancer and a few months to live, and was denied a "get out of jail" card by the California Board of Prison Terms. Thank you, Board of Prison Terms commissioners. You did the right thing.
  • D.A. Cooley protests Susan Atkins' release request

    07/14/2008 11:20:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies · 106+ views
    LA Times ^ | July 14, 2008 | Andrew Blankstein
    The district attorney says despite Atkins' terminal brain cancer, the Charles Manson follower's crimes warrant denying a 'compassionate release.'Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley has strongly urged state prison officials to reject former Charles Manson follower and convicted murderer Susan Atkins' request for "compassionate release" because of a terminal illness. In a July 11 letter to the chairman of the state Board of Parole Hearings, Cooley said Atkins' "horrific crimes alone warrant a denial of her request" to be released because she is dying of brain cancer. The board is scheduled to hold a hearing Tuesday to consider Atkins'...
  • Manson Follower Wants Freedom to Die

    06/14/2008 11:54:29 AM PDT · by Nick Thimmesch · 48 replies · 107+ views
    AP VIA AOL ^ | 6/14/08 | UNKNOWN AP WRITER
    CORONA, Calif. (June 13) - Former Charles Manson follower Susan Atkins, convicted in the 1969 murder of actress Sharon Tate, could soon be released from prison because she is near death, authorities said.
  • Manson Follower Susan Atkins Being Considered For Release

    06/13/2008 5:03:56 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 54 replies · 266+ views
    KRXI TV Channel 11 ^ | June 13, 2008
    Authorities say Susan Atkins -- a Charles Manson follower convicted in the 1969 murder of actress Sharon Tate -- could soon be released from prison because she is near death. State corrections spokeswoman Terry Thornton says the now 59-year-old Atkins is terminally ill and is being considered for so-called "compassionate release." Thornton says the corrections department is reviewing the request, which would then be passed to a state sentencing court. Such releases are rare -- only 16 percent of requests were granted last year. Thornton did not say what sort of illness Atkins has.