• Reuters


Former Manson Family member Bruce Davis, who was sentenced to life in prison for two 1969 murders carried out with other members of the cult, was granted parole Wednesday by a California parole board, although it was not certain he would be freed.

Davis’ parole must still be affirmed by California Gov. Jerry Brown, who reversed a similar decision by the same board last year, saying the 71-year-old remained a danger to the public.

Davis has been serving a life sentence in a California state prison since his 1972 conviction for the murders of music teacher Gary Hinman, who was stabbed to death in July 1969, and stunt man Donald “Shorty” Shea, who was killed the following month.

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