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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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31.

realitybaby    

NO WAY! Show her the same amount of compassion she showed Sharon Tate and her baby. If there was ever justice this woman getting brain cancer is it! Her selfish actions destroyed lives forever so she should pay forever!

2190 days ago
32.

eew    

not only should she NOT be released, I can't believe we're still paying to feed and clothe these people!

2190 days ago
33.

Deport All Illegals    

Life in prison is just that. LIFE. Not, I'm sick and dying please let out me to say goodbye to my family. You gave up that right when you participated in one of the most vile and sick crimes in Los Angele's history. You butchered a woman who was 8 months pregnant. That baby felt the knife jabbing through and lost any chance of a future. She was given a punishment by a jury of her peers and should not be given any exception. Even if Manson was the biggest con man and got people to do things, point is she made a choice and now has to live with that choice.

2190 days ago
34.

MW    

Actually, I'd like to help that bitch speed up her fate.

2190 days ago
35.

chin chin    

hope taxpayers aren't paying for her costly medical treatment. why pay for treatment to keep her alive? she shoud suffer sans any painkiler. hope she's scared and experiencing pain similar to her innocent victims.

2190 days ago
36.

tippy katz    

THE PEOPLE SHE KILLED CAN'T GET A "COMPASSIONATE RELEASE" FROM DEATH
THEIR FAMILIES CAN'T GET A "COMPASSIONATE RELEASE" FROM GRIEVING

2190 days ago
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greeneyedlass    

There is NO WAY that PIG should be given "Compassionate Release Consideration"...this is the perfect example of what goes around comes around. She showed no compassion for Sharon Tate and her baby, no remorse...none should be given to her. Let her suffer, let her die slowly...she deserves no compassion.

2190 days ago
38.

Debbie    

She showed no compassion to Sharon Tate or to her un-born child.Why should she be allowed mercy?Where was her mercy?My father died of brain cancer & it is a relatively painless death.They are drugged up in a coma & aren't showing any pain.Thankfully that's how it was for my father---she doesn't deserve the same respect.

2190 days ago
39.

New York    

NO. She chose her consequences.

2190 days ago
40.

B.A.    

I can bet half you people were not even born when this happened!

so why are you even bitching about it.

2190 days ago
41.

Karen    

No compassion for this monster.

2190 days ago
42.

Abbe hartman    

She was convicted of murdering a man before she was EVER involved w/ Manson... she is sick. Compassion should be for Sharon's and other victims surviving family and friends. Would it be compassionate towards them to know this sadistic murderer was out and about?

2190 days ago
43.

ElenaBelle    

No No No,its her fault for being stupid and naive,I could sleep at night still knowing shes in prison for the rest of her life!

2190 days ago
44.

Jt    

what can I say? karma's a bitch Ms. Atkins and unfortunately, yours has come home to roost. being young, stupid and gullible should not excuse someone from heinous crimes committed - neither does getting w/Jesus in jail. it's sad she's dying, but she had more than enough presence of mind, even in her drugged-out haze, to stab Tate and her baby to death, taste her blood and scrawl "pig" on the door . enough said - let her stay there until she takes her last breath.

2190 days ago
45.

Lucy    

she should rot in jail like the criminals before her...or maybe they could just execute her!!

2190 days ago
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