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State Board Recommends Parole For Former Manson Family Member

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A state board has recommended parole for Bruce Davis, a former member of the Manson Family who committed a spree of murders in 1969, reports the Associated Press.

Davis is currently serving a life sentence for his role in the killings of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald Shea in 1969. Davis was not involved with the more publicized killing of actress Sharon Tate, or the slayings of the LaBianca family.

Governor Jerry Brown will have the final say on whether Davis gets released. Brown had blocked Davis' parole on three different occasions in the past, with the latest one happening in 2016.

Wednesday's hearing was the 31st time that Davis had gone before a parole board, according to The Mercury News. Previously, parole panels had decided on four occasions that Davis was no longer a threat to public safety.

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Davis is currently in prison at the California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo, where he serves as a minister in the prison chapel (he earned a doctoral degree in religion). He also got married while he was in prison, and fathered a child.

Related: Where Are The Manson Family Members Now?