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Susan Atkins -- Denied

7/15/2008 7:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Susan AtlkinsBrain cancer won't get you an early release from prison, not if you're Susan Atkins.

The California parole board denied the application for release by the jailed Manson follower. Atkins, who was diagnosed with brain cancer and may have only six months to live, had applied for Compassionate Release Consideration.

The L.A. County D.A. argued against it, saying, "[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.

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jen    

Justice prevails!

2268 days ago
17.

justice    

you reap what you sow...

2268 days ago
18.

Cherry Cola    

Thank you God!

2268 days ago
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lmk1979    

I'm glad to hear that, it's horrible that she has cancer. But, It's more horrible what happened to Sharon Tate and all the other innocent victims. She is right where she belongs.

2268 days ago
20.

stef    

Woo hooo, justice is served!

2268 days ago
21.

um who cares    

YES THEY GOT IT RIGHT !! sTAY N JAIL WHERE YOU BELONG!

2268 days ago
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Black Power    

Yes, what she did was absolutly horrible, and she does deserve to stay put, but her crimes were made possible by the drug induced, constant ramblings of a slick talking Charles Manson. Very tough situation for young runaways who aren't fully cooked as it is. Sometimes all it takes is someone who is simple minded to become a follower, and will follow orders no matter how insane they may seem to be. Look at Hitler, the Jones cult, David Koresh and all the other cult otfits that have made their followers do odd things throughout history and you see how easy it is to make people do what they want. Does this make her innocent? No, but it does make her someone who tried and failed at life, There are a lot of people out there just like her, and worse.

clint of the mountain

2268 days ago
23.

L    

Good! 6 months to live is more than she gave Sharon Tate.

2268 days ago
24.

titts and Ass    

DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD THE BITCH IS DEAD!!!! FOLLOW THE YELLOW BIG ROAD TO HELL

2268 days ago
25.

Sadie    

Just caught something of this on TV. Her husband (if that itself doesn't make you sick) says she has less than 3 months to live...even better. They said she is bedridded at a hospital in Corona, near the prison. So, she is in a hospital, not prison...great. Well, I wish her a speedy (I don't want my tax dollars helping her) and extremely painful death.

2268 days ago
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T-Rose    

#5...Wow...such a vengeful God you live under. I thought its Judge Not, less ye be judged.
afterlife schmafterlife.....miss atkins is living her hell on earth. amen. so be it.

#12......eewww.....uh....dude...that photo was taken nearly 40 years ago. she's in her 60's with a brain tumor. sure you wanna hit THAT???

But yeah.... CA did it right. maybe dying at 60ish is better than rotting into your 90s in prison. maybe she has flashbacks of what happened. Ghost Hunters has a great episode at the location where Sharon was murdered. seems her ghost is still there.
Sorry Susan....it might have been good acid and maybe Charlie was worth it but you get to sit there and think about what you have done, y oung lady. aint nobody here ready to let that one go.

2268 days ago
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NYCer    

rot in jail you had no campassion for your victims..karma

2268 days ago
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Oscar    

Well I guess we will be paying more of her medical bills. Since March her medical bills have been over 1 million dollars. I would rather my tax money go to something else.

2268 days ago
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jmo    

She’s not in a jail cell, she’s in a hospital bed away from the prison since March. She’s got one leg, her speech is impaired by the brain tumor. But after reading this woman’s life story, she’s obviously mentally ill and a consummate liar who can’t take responsibility for anything she does. She’ll be dead soon; leave her there.

I think it’s safe to say that if they won’t let her out in this condition, the others have a snowball’s chance of ever getting out either. That’s the way it should be.

2268 days ago
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Debbie/grandmother    

Justice served. May you live LONG with your cancer. I feel no sympathy for you Ms. Atkins. You are what evil is all about. As you suffer thru the rest of your days I want you to remember every moment of every day what you did to a beautiful human being and her baby. All is right with the world...

2268 days ago
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