January 3, 2017
Manson Family Updates
So a few items on the Manson Family that are worthy to note.
First - - Tex Watson, as expected, was denied parole. For the 17th time. Thank you, California Parole Board. Officially, Watson was found "unsuitable" for release. No kidding. This parole hearing, back in October, was his first since 2011.
One of the more interesting things to come out of Watson's parole hearing was that back in February of 2013 he was stabbed by another inmate. I don't advocate violence but somehow I'm not seriously offended by this story. I wonder why.
According to Watson, he was washing his clothing in a sink on a second story tier of the prison when another inmate approached and asked him if he knew anything about Kabala. He responded in the negative and turned his back to the inmate. Said inmate stabbed Watson in the back with a sharpened paint brush that was concealed in a rolled up magazine, and then attempted to throw him over the railing. The inmate didn't succeed, maybe because Watson is a pretty big guy or maybe God was protecting this alleged born again Christian (and I write this with as much sarcasm as you can imagine.) Anyhow, Watson was able to hang on to the railing until staff intervened.
Don't you just love it when the karma bus rolls around? Sorry, Tex, but I hope it hurt like a bitch.
In other news, Patricia Krenwinkle's parole hearing has been continued. Testimony lasting a day began on or about December 29 and information disclosed during the testimony is cause for an investigation. Once the investigation is concluded, the parole hearing will proceed.
Krenwinkle, known as "Katie" within the Family and who personally stabbed to death Abigail Folger and carved the word "WAR" into the flesh of Leno LaBianca (she sounds like a peach, doesn't she?), had her last parole hearing in 2011 and was denied for seven years. She successfully petitioned to have her hearing date advanced earlier this year.
And last, but not least, when Leslie Van Houten was once again denied for parole, the California Supreme Court requested the Attorney General to provide evidence that she is an "unreasonable risk" for parole. Hmmm, I'm kind of thinking that maybe someone who got their jollies from stabbing another human being to death and then blames it on others may fall under the "unreasonable risk" thing but it could just be me.
Anyhow . . . given that the parole board's recommendation of parole didn't piss off enough California residents, this seemed a good plan. Fortunately, the Supreme Court came through just in time for Christmas to deny Van Houten once again, refusing to hear her petition.
I think all Manson Family members should just get comfy behind bars.
ETA: It's being reported that Charles Manson has been taken from Corcoran State Prison to a Bakersfield area hospital. Reports do not indicate what medical condition Manson is suffering from, other than being a delusional asshole.