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Susan Atkins Obituary

Friday, September 25th, 2009


Charles Manson follower Susan Atkins dies at 61


 Susan Atkins

Atkins and Charles Manson appear in court on Oct. 13, 1970, in Santa Monica to enter pleas in the July 27, 1969, stabbing death of musician Gary Hinman, 34, at Hinman’s Topanga Canyon home. (Associated Press)


Atkins was California’s longest-serving female prisoner at the time of her death. She was involved in one of modern history’s most shocking killing sprees, the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders in L.A.


By Elaine Woo
Los Angeles Times
September 25, 2009


Susan Atkins, who committed one of modern history’s most notorious crimes when she joined Charles Manson and his gang for a 1969 killing spree that terrorized Los Angeles and put her in prison for the rest of her life, has died. She was 61.


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Manson Follower Denied Release…

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008


Dying Manson follower denied prison release


Susan Atkins (above) admitted to stabbing pregnant actress Sharon Tate


SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California’s state parole board on Tuesday denied a request for compassionate release to Charles Manson follower Susan Atkins, who stabbed actress Sharon Tate to death nearly 40 years ago and is dying of brain cancer.


The California Board of Parole released its unanimous decision hours after a 90-minute hearing, during which it heard impassioned pleas from both sides. Her doctors and officials at the women’s prison in Corona made the request in March because of her deteriorating health. Atkins also has had her left leg amputated and is paralyzed on her right side, her husband and attorney, James Whitehouse, told a parole hearing.