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originally posted by: peewee1263
Actually, they all received the death penalty, but then the state of California abolished it for some time, before reinstating it.
“It’s not that we’re giving Charles Manson the death penalty; it’s that he earned it.”
Manson was asked if he was “scared to die” after being granted clemency in a 1981 jailhouse interview.
“Sometimes I feel I am scared to live,” he said at the time. “Living is what scares me. Dying is easy. Getting up every day and going through this again and again is hard…”
Manson himself was present during neither the Tate nor the LaBianca massacres; instead, he deputized Watson to lead the Manson women in committing the murders, a role Watson carried out with gusto.
Bruce Davis, 74 “He not only watched as Manson cut Mr. Hinman’s face open with a sword, but held him at gunpoint while Manson was doing so,” Gov. Brown said in rejecting parole for Davis last year.