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Manson Family Member -- Should She Go Free?

7/14/2008 3:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Susan AtkinsManson Family member Susan Atkins should not become a free woman, at least if the L.A. County D.A. has his way.

Atkins, who has been diagnosed with brain cancer and may have only six months to live, has applied for Compassionate Release Consideration.

D.A. Steve Cooley says not good enough, noting that Atkins was front and center for the Sharon Tate murders back in '69. Atkins personally stabbed Tate, tasted her blood and used it to write "PIG" on the front door.

Cooley claims Atkins "has failed to demonstrate genuine remorse and lacks insight and understanding of the gravity of her crimes."

Atkins received the death penalty but it was commuted to life after the California death penalty was ruled unconstitutional.

The Board of Prison Terms hearing is tomorrow in Sacramento.

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jc    

Oh waaaahhhh...the poor thing has brain cancer so she wants out - TOO BAD BITCH!

2261 days ago
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Dale    

Let her die...

2261 days ago
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Just call me trailer trash....    

FIRST!

2261 days ago
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tuna marie    

no way, where was her compassion for sharon tate?

2261 days ago
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Kathy    

Let her go free! Yes, her crime was horrific but she was just a kid then and brainwashed by Manson. She served her time (decades in prison) -- that was almost 40 years ago. I work for the court system and I know that there are plenty of murderers who were freed who didn't serve nearly as much time.

2261 days ago
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PersiansRule    

I say let her out. She did me a favor, allowing me to screw drugged up underage girls at my pal Jack's house. Thanks Susan!

2261 days ago
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NoLee    

Isn't the idea of sentencing someone to "life" is that they die in prison? So now their going to let her out because she's dying? That makes perfect sense!

2261 days ago
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kane    

Let her sick azz rot in jail!!!!

2261 days ago
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Barbara Lee    

THE BIBLE SAYS "AN EYE FOR AN EYE" SO, LET HER BURN !!!!!!

2261 days ago
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kari    

HELL NO!!!!! Let her sick ass rot in jail. They had better not let her go free i dont care if she only has a day to live. This woman is a freaking lunatic and doesn't deserve to be let out of jail for ANY reason.

2261 days ago
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wewearshort-shorts    

Hell no, this crazy psycho shouldn't be let out! I don't care if she is dying of brain cancer, and even if she did show remorse for what she did, IMO, it's too little too late. Let the woman rot in prison for the rest of her worthless life. We should feel sorry for her because she has cancer? No way. The state just doesn't want to be responsible for her medical bills, that's all. Well too damn bad.

2261 days ago
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LWood    

Hope she rots in hell.

2261 days ago
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HA!    

Let this stupid bitch rot in prison, cancer or not, period...

2261 days ago
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tatum    

the women recitived the Death penalty there forth she needs to die in the prison cell she was sent to,
wat if when she gets out she kills againg the women should never set foot out side the real world ever again!

2261 days ago
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ItsaAboutTime    

She was a victim of Manson, taken advantage of as a young naive child.

2261 days ago
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