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Sharon Tate's Killer & Manson Family Member Denied Parole

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Patricia Dianne Krenwinkel, Charles Manson associate convicted of seven counts of first-degree murder, has been denied parole according to a statement released today by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Krenwinkel, 63, was convicted for her involvement in the killing of Sharon Tate-Polanski (pregnant at the time of her death), Thomas Jay Sebring, Abagail Ann Folger, Wojciech Frykowski, Steven Earl Parent, and Leno and Rosemary La Bianca in the now-infamous murders of 1969.

Krenwinkel was originally given the death sentence, but a California Supreme Court ruling invalidated all death sentences prior to 1972, so she is now serving a sentence of life in prison at the California Institution for Women in Corona.

Today marks her 13th appearance before the Board of Parole Hearings since she was incarcerated in 1971. She will be up for parole review again in seven years.

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