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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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Snidly    

I read 'Helter Skelter' by D.A. Bugliosi when it came out. Charles Manson commandered all the killings himself,he got the 'girls' to do it and even had Shorty Shea killed out in the desert and dismembered. This so called lawyer obviously doesn't know the facts or he loves to tell lies,take your pick!

1254 days ago
32.

FruitSalad    

They should set him free. He never killed anyone and he has paid his price and then some.

1254 days ago
33.

KateMae    

You gotta be kidding me.

1254 days ago
34.

river rat    

I read 'Helter Skelter' by D.A. Bugliosi when it came out. Charles Manson commandered all the killings himself,he got the 'girls' to do it and even had Shorty Shea killed out in the desert and dismembered. This so called lawyer obviously doesn't know the facts or he loves to tell lies,take your pick!

Posted at 4:36 PM on Feb 22, 2011 by Snidly


Snidly, I think "Helter Skelter" was the most frightening book ever written. This lawyer does not have a clue what he's talking about.

1254 days ago
35.

Criss    

Sure, let him out, why not? He's got his whole life ahead of him!

1254 days ago
36.

tgrfan42069    

all manson has to do is say ill vote for ya and bam presto

1254 days ago
37.

Rob    

Maybe the rat prick muslim socialist Hussein could make Manson czar of the death panals...

1254 days ago
38.

Raejean    

Nice try.

1254 days ago
39.

Alan Carver    

Well since Obama has pretty much sold off our nation to other international countries - why not?! Shizzles! This lawyer is an idiot! Pardons are not given until after and or towards the end of a Presidency, which for Obama is not that far out . . . still Manson may not have done the killing, but he was the one that told his CULT FOLLOWERS to go and do something witchy! So I am not sure how that does not constitute him not being held at least liable for his followers. He instructed them to do this . . . whether he used the words or not his followers did what they were told! He is not going anywhere! What an IDIOT for a lawyer!

1254 days ago
40.

Momba    

First off;
Do we the public really want this self proclaimed messiah Freak of nature out of jail?

Second;
Don't bad mouth the president. The man is doing the best he can with what/who he has to work with. No one will EVER be happy with their current president, why whine and complain? Work with him for the better of our country!

1254 days ago
41.

Doeb    

Make Manson a judge on AMERICAN IDOL and I'll start watching it again.

Better still make Manson host.


doeb

1254 days ago
42.

jack     

he was just a leader of a silly cult, LA is full of them. Some even have well known celebrities as members.

1254 days ago
43.

beckie    

That man is NUTS!. If that lawyer thinks he should be let out then hes NUTS too!

1254 days ago
44.

Doeb    

p.s. to previous

Manson would also be very good on SURVIVOR.

I'm curious whether Charley could battle his way back from Redemption Island.

Someone needs to kill Boston-Rob off that show once n fer all.


doeb

1254 days ago
45.

Doeb    

p.s. to shows Manson could appear on

Manson would also make Charley Sheehan expendable on
TWO AND A HALF.

Not that Charley Sheehan already isn't.


doeb

1254 days ago
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