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Charles Manson's Attorney

Asks Obama For Help

2/22/2011 8:44 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Charles Manson's lawyer has just sent a fax to President Obama, asking for mercy.

Barack Obama and Giovanni Di Stefano
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."

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16.

Roger    

It is funny , he wanted to start a race war and now he's begging a black man for freedom.

1150 days ago
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Mikey    

Whats the name on that bus in the front over there.

1150 days ago
18.

Pamela    

The lawyer is just as nuts as Charlie is!

1150 days ago
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Diane    

I really cannot believe that there is a REAL LAWYER alive who would even consider petitioning Obama to set the most evil man next to hitler free!!!!!!!!!!! It is quite obvious to me, that this lawyer must have no soul...as does not Charles Manson. If they let this obvious INSANE person free on the streets... he will surely kill again.

1150 days ago
20.

Mikey    

Is see a bus over there, can you see the name on it in the front?

1150 days ago
21.

Quinn    

uh sorry Charlie, you are going to rot in jail. the only way he's getting out is on a gurney in a black bag.

1150 days ago
22.

Carl    

Yeah, I'm sure Obama is going to hand the Republicans an early Christmas present by pardoning Manson in the run up to the 2012 election. I'm sure they wouldn't say a thing about it!

1150 days ago
23.

TRUTHSAYER    

According to this lawyer, Charles Manson in no guiltier than Hitler. And he's lying when he said Manson never told anyone to murder. That's flat out a lie, but he's a lawyer.

Enough said.

1150 days ago
24.

likeomg    

Manson instructed Watkins, Van Houten, Krenwinkel and Atkins to go to Cielo Dr. and kill everyone there.

The only way Manson will leave prison is in a pine box. And if by some slim chance he ever got out, someone would definitely do him in.

1150 days ago
25.

Marty    

The real question is: Who is more EVIL...Obama or Charlie Manson?

1150 days ago
26.

trish    

f'n nuts if they even consider lettin this pyscho out!!!

1150 days ago
27.

Holly    

They just want to play hardball. The injustice.
That judge will be fired, and Manson will sue the State of California.


Lindsay we found one of your long lost relatives

1150 days ago
28.

river rat    

Perhaps the lawyer should let Charlie live in his home. Idiot lawyer looking for his fifteen minutes!

1150 days ago
29.

anonymous    

I'm sure Obama just threw this garbage straight to the trash. Pathetic lawyer.

1150 days ago
30.

Val     

WHAT? I think the lawyer needs some psychiatric help

1150 days ago
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