Charles Manson's lawyer has just sent a fax to President Obama, asking for mercy.
Giovanni Di Stefano -- known as "The Devil's Advocate" -- tells TMZ, he wants the Prez to set Manson free.
Di Stefano -- who has also repped the likes of Saddam Hussein -- says Manson was nothing more than a cult leader, not a murderer -- Manson didn't do the killing. Di Stefano says at worst, Manson is guilty of telling his followers to "do something witchy" -- never specifying murder.
Di Stefano complains, "Manson has been made out in America to be the Satan of the criminal justice system. He does not deserve the title."
Charles Manson's Attorney
Asks Obama For Help
2/22/2011 8:44 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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