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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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justice served    

She should rot...Some on here are saying she was an "innocent child", she was THAT young. She was 19, 20, something like that, that's hardly too young to know right from wrong, you wimps!!!! People like you feel sorry for everyone until it happens to you or someone you love. Let the bitch rot...She was given life, she should serve life...And the last words she hears should be the last words Sharton Tate heard "Bitch, I have no pity for you, you're gonna die and you better get used to it!" She chose to take drugs, she chose to join a cult, she chose to murder, she's NOT a victim, she's a mass murderer. And just because you work for the court and she murderers released in much less time doesn't mean it's right or they should be released in less time. That's what's wrong with our system...Take them out and shoot 'em. Or better yet, tie a rope around her neck and stab her with a bayonet while she's choked like she did to Sharon...Oh well for her!!

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zarya    

Well if this bitch gets out, then why not just let Charlie and all the other "family members " out too, since Charlie also has cancer, right? NOW does it sound like a good idea anymore? I don' think so! Let them die like they were suppose to in the first place.

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