News | United States: no release for an ex-disciple of criminal guru Charles Manson

By La Provence (with AFP)

The governor of the state of California opposed Friday the parole of Patricia Krenwinkel, ex-disciple of the criminal guru Charles Manson, of which she was the accomplice during several assassinations including that of the companion of the director Roman Polanski .

This decision increases to 15 the number of times Patricia Krenwinkel has been refused early release.

Ms. Krenwinkel fully embraced the racist and apocalyptic ideologies of Mr. Manson“, justified the governor of California, Gavin Newsom.

The California parole board had ruled in May 2022 that Ms. Krenwinkel could be released, provided the state did not veto it.

Ms. Krenwinkel was not just a victim of Mr. Manson’s abuse. She also contributed significantly to the violence and tragedy that became the hallmark of the Manson family.“said Mr. Newsom.

Death behind bars in 2017, Charles Manson is one of the most famous American criminals, sentenced to the death penalty in 1971 (the sentence was later commuted to life imprisonment) with four of his supporters for the bloody massacre of August 1969 which killed seven people, including that of actress Sharon Tate, wife of director Roman Polanski, then eight and a half months pregnant.

The “guru” psychopath who had formed in the 60s, in the Californian desert, a community, the Manson Family, took himself for the reincarnation of Christ.

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