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Manson family murderer Bruce Davis is released from prison in California on conditional release, DailyMail.com may announce. The 76-year-old was released for release after a five-hour parole hearing in the California Men's Colony at San Luis Obispo on Friday morning
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Manson family murderer Bruce Davis is released from prison in California on conditional release, DailyMail.com may announce.

The 76-year-old was released for release after a five-hour hearing at the California men's colony in San Luis Obispo on Friday morning.

He can now go free after 120 days, unless the Californian governor Gavin Newsom destroys the decision.

Davis cut a weak figure during the hearing and appeared dressed in a white jumpsuit and black sneakers.

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He told Commissioner Roger Anderson that he has been in solitary confinement since 19 April because of a threat to him, but has completed a series of courses while in prison, including a 16-week course on life awareness that includes topics such as anger management, victim awareness and relapse prevention.

Manson family murderer Bruce Davis is released from prison in California on conditional release, DailyMail.com may announce. The 76-year-old was released for release after a five-hour parole hearing in the California Men's Colony at San Luis Obispo on Friday morning

Manson family murderer Bruce Davis is released from prison in California on conditional release, DailyMail.com may announce. The 76-year-old was released for release after a five-hour parole hearing in the California Men's Colony at San Luis Obispo on Friday morning

Victim: Gary Hinman

Victim: Gary Hinman

Assassin: Bruce Davis

Assassin: Bruce Davis

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Davis (right) was part of the murderous gang that killed musician Gary Hinman (photo left)

Davis claimed that he had only driven the gang to and from Hinman & # 39; s house during the hearing and said he was too scared of Manson not to participate in Shea's murder (Hinman is pictured)

Davis claimed that he had only driven the gang to and from Hinman & # 39; s house during the hearing and said he was too scared of Manson not to participate in Shea's murder (Hinman is pictured)

Davis claimed that he had only driven the gang to and from Hinman & # 39; s house during the hearing and said he was too scared of Manson not to participate in Shea's murder (Hinman is pictured)

Davis also said that he found religion in prison and would go to a transition house after his release and continue his outside work as a quality controller.

He also told the board that he suffers from emphysema due to respiratory diseases and needs a hip prosthesis.

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His release was in the speech of the Los Angeles County deputy prosecutor Donna Lebowitz who told the conditional hearing that he had shown a lack of understanding of the consequences of his crimes for the victim's families and society in general.

She also said his claims that he was not directly involved in the murder of musician Gary Hinman & # 39; unbelievable & # 39; were and pointed to discrepancies in his testimony about the murder of Donald & # 39; Shorty & # 39; Shea.

Davis claimed that he had driven the gang to and from Hinman & # 39; s house only during the hearing, and said he was too scared of Manson not to participate in killing Shea.

Davis is being held at the California Department of Corrections at Sam Luis Obispo

Davis is being held at the California Department of Corrections at Sam Luis Obispo

Davis is being held at the California Department of Corrections at Sam Luis Obispo

Debra Tate, the sister of the Manson Family victim, Sharon Tate
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Debra Tate, the sister of the Manson Family victim, Sharon Tate

Kay Martley, cousin of victim Gary Hinman

Kay Martley, cousin of victim Gary Hinman

Afterwards, Martley (photo on the right) told DailyMail.com that she was angry and angry with the result and refused to believe that Davis poses any risk to the public. Victims' relatives appeared for the conditional hearing on Friday in California

He told the board that he had not known Tate's murder until the morning after they had happened, but asked why he did not report the crime and added: & I don't know. I'm ashamed to say it, but at the time I didn't care. & # 39;

Hinman & # 39; s cousin, Kay Martley, 81, from Denver, Colorado, was also at the hearing along with the murdered sister of Sharon Tate, Debra, 66.

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During the hearing, Martley told the board: & Bruce Davis already had a second chance when his death sentence was turned into life. He doesn't deserve a third.

Martley said afterwards that she was angry and angry with the result and refused to believe that Davis poses no risk to the public.

She said: & I don't think he's suitable for conditional release because of public security. I know that the prison mission is to let people out and make prisoners suitable members of society.

& # 39; But these people (the Manson family) are not. Just look at their personalities and what they did. & # 39;

The new decision is the sixth time that Davis has been given a conditional release, although this time has been blocked earlier, most recently by former Governor Jerry Brown in 2017.

Robert & # 39; Bobby & # 39; Beausoleil poses for a mugshot after he was arrested for the murder of Gary Hinman at the request of Charles Manson on August 7, 1969
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Robert & # 39; Bobby & # 39; Beausoleil poses for a mugshot after he was arrested for the murder of Gary Hinman at the request of Charles Manson on August 7, 1969

Robert & # 39; Bobby & # 39; Beausoleil poses for a mugshot after he was arrested for the murder of Gary Hinman at the request of Charles Manson on August 7, 1969

Steve Grogan (left) and Bruce Davis (right), defendants in the murder of film stuntman Donald (Shorty) Shea are brought to justice on December 23. Davis and Charles Manson (not present) were accused of both the Gary Hinman and Shea killings

Steve Grogan (left) and Bruce Davis (right), defendants in the murder of film stuntman Donald (Shorty) Shea are brought to justice on December 23. Davis and Charles Manson (not present) were accused of both the Gary Hinman and Shea killings

Steve Grogan (left) and Bruce Davis (right), defendants in the murder of film stuntman Donald (Shorty) Shea are brought to justice on December 23. Davis and Charles Manson (not present) were accused of both the Gary Hinman and Shea killings

Charles Manson followers Bruce Davis, left, and Steve Grogan leave court after a hearing in Los Angeles (1970)

Charles Manson followers Bruce Davis, left, and Steve Grogan leave court after a hearing in Los Angeles (1970)

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Charles Manson followers Bruce Davis, left, and Steve Grogan leave court after a hearing in Los Angeles (1970)

Brown, who was replaced by Newsom last year, said at the time that Davis seemed unrepentant and a danger to the public that & # 39; had committed some of the most notorious and brutal murders in California's history & # 39 ;.

His first attempted release in 2010 was overturned by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Davis, convicted for the murders of Gary Hinman and Donald & # 39; Shorty & # 39; during the trial in 1970 Shea, was initially sentenced to death for his crimes.

After California abolished the death penalty in 1972, Davis and the other members of the Manson family were sentenced to life imprisonment with the possibility of conditional release.

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Although the death penalty was reinstated five years later in 1977, Davis was not sent back to death row and has therefore been repeatedly released conditionally since 2010.

Davis is the third member of the Manson gang who will receive a conditional release this year after Bobby Beausoleil and Lesley Van Houten have been acquitted to leave prison in January.

Bruce Davis, the Manson family "carved out" in his forehead, walks with his lawyer Daye Shinn (right) after surrendering to authorities outside the Hall of Justice. Davis is under indictment of the Grand Jury for the murder of Gary Hinman in 1969

Bruce Davis, the Manson family "carved out" in his forehead, walks with his lawyer Daye Shinn (right) after surrendering to authorities outside the Hall of Justice. Davis is under indictment of the Grand Jury for the murder of Gary Hinman in 1969

Bruce Davis, the Manson Family & # 39; X & # 39; The one cut in his forehead runs with his lawyer Daye Shinn (right) after surrendering to authorities outside the Hall of Justice. Davis is under indictment of the Grand Jury for the murder of Gary Hinman in 1969

Mary Brunner was a former member of the "Manson Family" who was present during the murder of Gary Allen Hinman in 1969

Mary Brunner was a former member of the "Manson Family" who was present during the murder of Gary Allen Hinman in 1969

Davis
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Davis

The gang believed that Hinman had become an inheritance and decided to force & # 39; & # 39; to transfer the money after he had rejected an offer to join the Manson gang

However, their affairs were assessed by Governor Newsom, who subsequently blocked them.

The other surviving members of the Manson Family, Tex Watson and Patricia Krenwinkel were both dismissed, respectively in October 2016 and July 2017, and can only submit further applications in October 2021 and July 2022.

Davis, born in Tennessee, met Charles Manson, who died behind bars in October 2017 after arriving in California in 1965.

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On July 25, 1969, he drove Manson, Bobby Beausoleil, and Susan Atkins to the home of Hinman, a Colorado musician who had joined the gang a year earlier.

The gang believed that Hinman had become an inheritance and decided to force & # 39; & # 39; to transfer the money after he had rejected an offer to join the Manson gang.

Gary Hinman's home

Gary Hinman's home

Gary Hinman's home

American murderer and member of the Manson family Susan Atkins (1948 - 2009) sits at the table of the accused in the Santa Monica Courthouse for a hearing about the murder of music teacher Gary Hinman, Los Angeles, California, June 25, 1970

American murderer and member of the Manson family Susan Atkins (1948 - 2009) sits at the table of the accused in the Santa Monica Courthouse for a hearing about the murder of music teacher Gary Hinman, Los Angeles, California, June 25, 1970

American murderer and member of the Manson family Susan Atkins (1948 – 2009) sits at the table of the accused in the Santa Monica Courthouse for a hearing about the murder of music teacher Gary Hinman, Los Angeles, California, June 25, 1970

Bobby Beausoleil, speaks to news people after the jury has pronounced a verdict against him on first-line murder in the torture of musician Gary Hinman. Beausoleil, a former member of the "Manson Family", claimed that Charles Manson sent him to Hinman's house to force the musician to turn $ 20,000, but Manson was the one to deliver the death blow

Bobby Beausoleil, speaks to news people after the jury has pronounced a verdict against him on first line murder in the torture of musician Gary Hinman. Beausoleil, a former member of the "Manson Family", claimed that Charles Manson sent him to Hinman's house to force the musician to turn $ 20,000, but Manson was the one to deliver the death blow

Bobby Beausoleil, speaks to news people after the jury has pronounced a verdict against him on first line murder in the torture of musician Gary Hinman. Beausoleil, a former member of the & # 39; Manson Family & # 39 ;, claimed that Charles Manson sent him to Hinman's house to force the musician to turn $ 20,000, but Manson was the one to deliver the death blow

Victim Donald Shea

Victim Donald Shea

Victim Donald Shea

When he refused to hand in the money and said he didn't have it, Manson cut off his ear and then left the property – causing him to be tortured by the others in two painful days.

His body continued to rot for three days before it was discovered by the involved friends that he had not been in contact.

Manson told his followers that the killings were meant to ignite a racial war that he & # 39; Helter Skelter & # 39; named after a Beatles lyric.

Although Davis was not involved in the notorious Tate murders or LaBianca massacres, he did participate one month after Hinman's death in the murder of hand farmer and stuntman Shea at the Spahn Ranch.

He was the last of the Manson gang to give up on December 2, 1970 on the orders of Manson.

At his last parool hearing in 2017, he said he had committed a murder because & # 39; I wanted to be Charlie's & # 39; s favorite guy & # 39 ;.

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