It’s a big day for psycho killer Charles Manson! A California parole board is getting together to discuss whether they should grant parole to a man who sparked a series of murders in 1969, the most well-known of which was the stabbing of director Roman Polanski’s pregnant wife, actress Sharon Tate.
Obviously the parole board won’t grant this parole — not only because Manson’s a mass murderer with no conscience, but because he’s also been pretty bad in jail. The California department of Corrections told ABC News that Manson has been caught with a weapon and somehow got his hands on prohibited cell phones, which he used to call people in California, New Jersey, Florida and other places. What was he saying and to whom? Investigations are underway, but you can bet it was scary.
Manson’s just one of the many famous criminals who are given legally required parole hearings without any chance of actually getting out. Sirhan Sirhan, the man who killed Robert Kennedy, had a hearing last year, his thirteenth. And, as always, he was rejected. James Earl Ray tried to get out of prison in 1994, 26 years after he shot Martin Luther King. He died four years later, behind bars, which is hopefully what will happen with Manson.
As for whether Manson will be at the parole hearing, his 12th — officials doubt it. “We do not expect that Manson will show up. He has not shown up for several of his latest hearings, since 1997,” Department of Corrections spokesman Luis Patino told ABC. “He told his counselor that he did not plan on attending.” What, does he have other plans?