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05:23 PM on 11/16/2011
Charles (Tex) Watson is being labeled a Born Again Christian by some psychiatrist based on what?
The crimes Tex watson commited should have cost him his life via lethal injection. he was spared and given a life sentence. Sharon Tate and her unborn baby don't have the Liberty to ask to be un-murdered,yet this Man sees merit in requesting freedom, in addition to the gift of his life being spared? Mr. Watson if he is indeed Born Again is forgiven by God,but the punishment he was handed down by man is justifiable and lenient ,considering he was facing Death. He can do best serve God by ministering to other prisoners and be grateful that he has his life and he can do some good from prison. A Pardon would be like rewarding him for saying he's sorry. He should refrain from attending his next Parole hearing and any futureParole hearings. Accepting his Life in Prison sentence is what he needs to do.
03:16 AM on 11/17/2011
It should be pointed out that she wasn't the only victim. There were six other victims on both nights and he was involved in killing all of them.
05:21 PM on 11/16/2011
Yes, you can change and be forgiven. But that does not make the consequences of your act go away. Your sentence on earth must be served for this heinous crime.

I may be really sorry and repentent for running $20,000 up on my VISA card - but guess what? I still have to pay it back. Even if I will never do it again and I am no longer a danger to spendingness. (yeah, it should be a word)

I hope he truly has gotten right with God. The Lord will determine that, not California.
05:19 PM on 11/16/2011
"A book he wrote while in prison is titled, "Manson's Right-Hand Man Speaks Out!" In the past, Watson has argued that he is a changed man who has been a model prisoner and no longer is a danger to the public."

I wish that were true of our bankers.
05:12 PM on 11/16/2011
never
05:11 PM on 11/16/2011
Let the man out.
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dav0001
I can't believe you people
07:25 PM on 11/16/2011
Never happen. And if by some chance they did he wouldn't last long on the outside. I can guarantee that.
05:09 PM on 11/16/2011
No parole ever but who really knows with the weird changes, ruling, and other matters that occur in California cities? They might parole him if he promises to become an occupier in Oakland.
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Ken Roberts
Fighting for fairness
10:26 PM on 11/16/2011
Obsessed much?
12:42 PM on 11/17/2011
Ken Roberts Obviously not as much as you. If that is what you got from my post. You just needed to reply to something. I had no way of knowing you were an occupier, resided in California or an advocate for 'Tex' Watson but I would say "much concerned", especially when ANY convicted criminal there is released because of 'over crowding' or this pig should even be considered for parole. Which in its self says volumns for safety in that or any state that consideres such appeals or those realeases no mater how minor. No deterrent in California.
01:08 PM on 11/17/2011
Ken Roberts As an after thought. You will probably be right when I make over 1500 comments, which should not be that long, being retired, have an obsession for badges and the need for recognition that I do care for but use the forum to express my opinions. Yes I have opted out of the badge program.
05:03 PM on 11/16/2011
He is a cold blooded killer he should never be released under any conditions....to add to this, another comment....Steven Parent( the first victim) was at my home the day before.. he was a real nice guy and never hurt anyone....trying to control myself....anyway Im 62 now... been many years
I feel none of the convicted killers should ever be released
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msdaubie54
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05:28 PM on 11/16/2011
I'm with you, Jim. And I'm surprised that when Calif brought back the death penalty, the commuted sentences weren't commuted back to death sentences. Manson and ALL his followers should remain behind bars for the rest of their lives for what happened over that 2 night period all those years ago.
06:01 PM on 11/16/2011
Thank you....I didnt mention, that Steve asked my brothers and I to go with him that night.....aug 8th was my birthday so I said no thank you....he was visiting the caretaker and told us that famous people lived there....also it was Tex Watson that shot Steve....again thanks for the nice note......Jim
06:29 PM on 11/16/2011
I was 19 when those poor people were killed. I always felt the Manson family should rot in jail, especially Susan Adkins, since she was so thrilled about the horrible thing she had done. I couldn't excuse their crimes because of their ages, since I was the same age and knew at 19 how precious life is. Then years later I read about how Leslie Van Houten had done a complete turnaround, how she hated that she had participated and begged forgiveness. I have changed a lot myself in the last 42 years, and though I never committed crimes, I would hardly recognize the girl I was back in 1969. It's a tough call - to hope these people who have spent their youth and middle age in jail and are now senior citizens will die in jail, or to wish they'd get to spend a few years on the outside before their deaths.
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dav0001
I can't believe you people
07:30 PM on 11/16/2011
Those people made their choices and they have to live with the consequences. They killed people who aren't spending their golden years as they wanted. Why should they be allowed that privilege?
04:56 PM on 11/16/2011
So now you are an old, naive and gullible man. YOU say you are "sorry" for the lives you took but really you need to cease wasting time, efforts and money in the attempt to taste free air. YOU need to play out the consequences of the hand YOU dealt yourself sir ! Accept with God's grace the shelter you have over your head, the three squares a day and the healthcare the state provides for YOU. Perhaps you will be free when you pass on to the other side but for now YOU need to stay in Hell On Earth.
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rdhawk70
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04:50 PM on 11/16/2011
If he was truly contrite, he would not seek parole, if was truly christian he would seek forgiveness only from his lord.
04:48 PM on 11/16/2011
As a fundamentalist Christian, Watson should know that he owes the victim's families his life. Therefore, if it is their desire he stay imprisoned, he should not contest it. Repentance doesn't mean you shouldn't have to suffer the consequences of your actions Tex. Be content and thankful you weren't electrified.
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04:33 PM on 11/16/2011
To me, life in prison means you die in prison.
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msdaubie54
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05:29 PM on 11/16/2011
Amen!
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04:14 PM on 11/16/2011
This guy should never get parole,remember Sharon Tate.
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ExaminedLife
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04:13 PM on 11/16/2011
Sharon Tate's baby was also not a "danger to the public." But unlike you, that child never had the opportunity to have the "regrets" you now claim to have. Someone killed his mother without mercy and destroyed his/her opportunity to even be born. Oh, wait. Silly me! That was YOU.
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drpmindmender
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04:06 PM on 11/16/2011
For those of you who wondering, all five Manson Family members tried for the murders were sentenced to death, but had their sentences commuted to life imprisonment in 1972, when the California Supreme Court temporarily suspended the death penalty.
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04:32 PM on 11/16/2011
It was the US Sepreme Court that cause the death penalty to be put on hold.. Get your facts right.
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drpmindmender
Whoever saves 1 life, saves the world in time
05:17 PM on 11/16/2011
"In February 1972, the death sentences of all five parties were automatically reduced to life in prison by California v. Anderson, 493 P.2d 880, 6 Cal. 3d 628 (Cal. 1972), in which the California Supreme Court abolished the death penalty in that state."

'Nuff said.
05:19 PM on 11/16/2011
Wrong. Look it up
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ms4bitenfruit
baa baa black sheep....
04:05 PM on 11/16/2011
Yeah let him out for the next space mission to Mars, once it lands, let him out & leave him there!