#1Mar 13th, 2014
LOS ANGELES—California Gov. Jerry Brown has 150 days to decide whether Manson Family member Bruce Davis—convicted for his role in the murder of two men in 1969—should go free after he was issued a grant of parole.
Davis was convicted in 1972 for his role in the murders of ranch hand Donald “Shorty” Shea, who also worked as a Hollywood stuntman, and aspiring musician Gary Hinman.
Brown blocked his release last year, concluding that Davis, who was 26 at the time of the killings, still posed a threat to society.
In 2010, then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger also blocked a similar grant for release, saying Davis “would pose an unreasonable risk of danger to society.”
Manson Family killer Bruce Davis recommended for parole | Toronto Star