For the 14th time, former Charles Manson follower Patricia Krenwinkel was denied parole Thursday for her role in the 1969 Tate-La Bianca murders.
Krenwinkel, 69, appeared before a parole board panel at the California Institution for Women in Corona. She was found to be unsuitable for release and was issued a five-year denial.
Krenwinkel is the longest-serving female inmate in California prison.
Krenwinkel was convicted of seven counts of first-degree murder in 1971 for participating with fellow Manson family members Charles “Tex” Watson and Leslie Van Houten in the killings of the seven-months-pregnant actress Sharon Tate, Thomas Jay Sebring, Abigail Ann Folger, Wojciech Frykowski and Steven Earl Parent on Aug. 9, 1969, and grocers Leno and Rosemary La Bianca the following day.
It was Krenwinkel’s 14th appearance before the parole board since her incarceration. She originally received a death sentence, but it was reduced to life in prison by a California Supreme Court ruling that invalidated all death sentences before 1972.
Her attorney argued in December that Krenwinkel had been physically abused by Manson.
–City News Service
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