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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

TRR Poll Question

The Manson "family", of which Susan Atkins was one, committed one of the most horrific group murders in US history. Since their conviction, we've assumed they'll all die in prison. So other than the odd E-True Hollywood Story show, we've pretty much forgotten about them...as it should be....until this.....

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Former Manson family member Susan Atkins has requested a "compassionate release" from prison because she has less than six months to live, a California prisons spokeswoman said Friday.

Atkins, 60, was convicted in the 1969 slayings of actress Sharon Tate and four others. She had been incarcerated at the California Institution for Women in Corona, California.

Atkins' husband and attorney, James Whitehouse, was quoted as saying she has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, according to a blog called Manson Family Today. She also has had a leg amputated, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday, citing sources close to the case.

According to historical accounts of the murders, Atkins stabbed Tate, who was 8½ months pregnant, and scawled the word "pig" in blood on the door of the home the actress shared with director Roman Polanski.

I can see the desire on the part of her family to have her with them for the last months of her life, and certainly she's no threat to repeat her crimes or any other. I would usually be OK with these sort of end-of-life pleas for release but, what about the Tate family? Really, they're the only ones who count here. Which brings us to our poll question...

Should Susan Atkins be released from prison and allowed to go home to die?
Yes, she's no threat, she was brainwashed by Manson, and we are a compassionate society
No, she should rot in hell for what she did to Sharon Tate, period!
I'm too young to remember these things. Poke fun of kooky moonbats some more.
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1 comment:

Kevin said...

You committed a crime, now pay the price. Bottom line.