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Old 11-12-2019, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by SuntanLotion View Post
I had read somewhere that many others who were in for life, after 50 years received parole. is it because of their association with the crazy guy?
It is purely because of the Manson infamy that van Houten is still behind bars. Take that away and she would have been out decades ago. Beausoleil would have only been released more recently.

People seem to think that every single murderer is either executed or put away for life. Not remotely true. Take this guy. Stomped an employee to death. Did less than 4 years.