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Charles Manson Denied Parole for 12th Time, He'll Be 92 If He Makes it to His Next Hearing

A new photo of Charles Manson, age 77 (AP Photo/CDCR)
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The 12th time was not a charm for inmate Charles Manson. The 77-year-old head of the deadly Manson Family and mastermind of the famous Manson Murders in Los Angeles in 1969 has been denied parole.

The Board of Parole Hearings (BPH) issued their ruling today at a parole suitability hearing at California State Prison-Corcoran in Kings County.

Manson, as expected, did not show up in person to his hearing.

His next eligibility hearing will take place in 15 years, thanks to a new state law; should Manson survive to that time, he will be 92 years old.

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"Manson has been less than a model inmate. He has violated several rules in the five years since his last parole hearing," CDCR spokeswoman Terry Thornton told

Vincent Bugliosi, the prosecutor who helped convict Manson 40 years ago, told CNN he also believed Manson should stay behind bars:

Manson will remain in prison on a life sentence for seven counts of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder for the August, 1969, deaths of Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski, Steven Parent, Sharon Tate Polanski who was eight months pregnant, Thomas Sebring, Leno LaBianca and Rosemary LaBianca. Manson is also serving life for the first-degree murder of Gary Hinman.

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