Susan Atkins Gets Same “Compassion” She Gave…
California’s state parole board on Tuesday denied a request for compassionate release to Charles Manson follower Susan Atkins, who stabbed pregnant actress Sharon Tate to death nearly 40 years ago and is dying of brain cancer.
The California Board of Parole released its unanimous decision hours after a 90-minute hearing, during which it heard impassioned pleas from both sides.
Her doctors and officials at the women’s prison in Corona made the request in March because of her deteriorating health. Atkins also has had her left leg amputated and is paralyzed on her right side, her husband and attorney, James Whitehouse, told the California Board of Parole Hearings.
Whitehouse had argued that his wife was so debilitated that she could not even sit up in bed and told the parole board there was no longer a reason to keep her incarcerated. Except, I guess, for the fact she gave no mercy to the people she killed, and now was asking for it!