Sunday, March 7, 2010
Bruce Davis, a member of Charles Manson's cheery 1970s “family,” has been recommended for parole after spending almost four decades behind bars for the role that he played in the murders of Gary Hinman and Donald Shea. The recommendation of the Board of Parole Hearings will now go to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The 67-year old Davis, who has been denied parole 23 times, is reported to have become a "born-again Christian" and has earned a master’s degree and a doctorate in philosophy of religion. Two other "family" members have been paroled (Steve Grogan and Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme) while Leslie Van Houten and Patricia Krenwinkel remain in prison. Davis plans to spend time with his family and do some landscaping if released. See story here.