By Michelle Watson and Chris Boyett, CNN
(CNN) – California Governor Gavin Newsom has blocked his parole Patricia Krenwinkelformer Charles Manson The follower and convicted murderer in a notorious 1969 killing said that “he currently poses an unreasonable risk to public safety.”
The parole board was in May is recommended Krenwinkel is released for the first time. Since his conviction, he has been suspended 14 times.
“Following an independent and thorough review, the evidence demonstrates that Ms. Krenwinkel is not eligible for parole and cannot be safely released from prison at this time,” Newsom said in his review Friday of the parole revocation.
Krenwinkel, 74, was convicted in August 1969 of seven counts of first-degree murder. Manson Family Attacks 7 people were killed. Among the victims were pregnant actress Sharon Tate, who was married to director Roman Polanski, Folger coffee heiress Abigail Folger, and celebrity hairstylist Jay Sebring.
During the 1969 murder, Krenwinkel chased Folger and stabbed him 28 times, Krenwinkel said in court testimony.
Newsom said that despite his age at the time of the murder, his positive behavior in prison and his current age, Krenwinkel remains ineligible for parole.
“Ms. Krenwinkel was not only a victim of Mr. Manson’s abuse. She was also a significant contributor to the violence and tragedy that has become the legacy of the Manson family,” Newsom said in the decision to revoke her parole. “In addition to the brutal murders he committed, he served as the leader and enforcer of Mr. Manson’s tyranny in the cult.”
His review of “the contributing factors to his crime and the motivations for his antisocial thinking” is cited as a reason for denying him parole for the umpteenth time.
“While Ms. Krenwinkel has matured in prison and is engaged in admirable rehabilitation efforts, her efforts have not sufficiently reduced her risk of future harm,” the review said.
Krenwinkel was originally sentenced to death in 1971. A year later, California’s death penalty was found unconstitutional, and his sentence was commuted to life. The death penalty was then reinstated.
Krenwinkel has served nearly 53 years in prison, according to the governor’s office.
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