DonLever Posted January 5, 2017 Share Posted January 5, 2017 From CBC: A California prison official says cult leader Charles Manson is alive following reports that he was hospitalized. TMZ reported Tuesday that Manson was taken to a hospital in Bakersfield, about 100 kilometres south of the California prison where he has been incarcerated. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokeswoman Terry Thornton declined to say whether the leader of the notorious Manson family has been hospitalized. Thornton said Manson, 82, is still assigned to the prison in Corcoran, but she declined to say whether he's there, citing safety and security protocols. Privacy laws prohibit her from discussing an inmate's medical situation, Thornton said. Manson was convicted of orchestrating the 1969 murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others on consecutive nights. Tate's sister Debra Tate told The Associated Press on Tuesday night that, as a Catholic, she makes "no ill wishes" for the people who killed her sister, and will reserve her feelings until hearing Manson has died. "I would probably say a prayer for them and shed a tear and ask God to have mercy on their souls, but so far I haven't allowed myself to feel anything because it's unsubstantiated," Tate said. "I'm not allowing myself to feel anything until I know that it's true."Implicated in at least 9 killings Sarah Ardalani of the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said in an email that the agency had no information on Manson. The office prosecuted Manson and has objected to his release. He was most recently up for parole in 2012 — his 12th bid for freedom. The California State Prison, Corcoran, has medical facilities to treat inmates requiring urge nt or emergency care as well as in-patient hospital stays. "In general, inmates are sent to outside hospitals if they need surgical services, emergency care, or diagnostic services of an acute nature," said Joyce Hayhoe, a spokeswoman for the federal receiver who controls prison medical care. "These services are not provided in state prison facilities." In November, the state inspector general, which monitors the corrections system, characterized care at Corcoran as "inadequate." Manson was convicted of leading a cult in which disaffected young people living in a commune followed his orders and were ultimately turned into killers. In addition to the slayings of Tate and four others in Bel Air, grocery store owner Leno LaBianca and his wife were brutally killed in their Los Feliz neighourhood home. Manson and three female followers, Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten, were convicted of murder and sentenced to death for killings at the two gruesome scenes in the summer of 1969. Another defendant, Charles (Tex) Watson, was convicted later. All were spared execution when a U.S. Supreme Court ruling temporarily banned the death penalty in 1972. Manson was also implicated in the killings in 1969 of Gary Hinman and Donald Shea, for which Bobby Beausoleil and Bruce Davis remain imprisoned. With files from CBC News © The Associated Press, 2017 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.