Manson to serve more time

Associated Press/April 25, 2002

Corcoran, California -- Charles Manson won't be getting out of jail any time soon.

He's been denied parole for a tenth time.

Parole board members didn't even get to hear his familiar rambling monologue -- the convicted mass-murderer didn't show up.

Manson, who's been in a California prison for more than three decades, says he didn't want to be manacled on his way to the hearing.

So, board members reviewed psychiatric reports and his rap sheet for the five years since his last bid for freedom. They showed 17 transgressions ranging from setting his mattress ablaze to drug trafficking. He also is said to have threatened, assaulted and spit on guards.

Manson, who is now 67, was convicted of orchestrating nine Los Angeles-area killings in 1969 -- including the stabbing-death of actress Sharon Tate.

The self-styled guru used cult members to carry out the killings.

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