Many news outlets erroneously reported that Charles Manson had been granted parole. The story, which turned out to be a hoax, was first reported by Empire News. Manson last saw the parole board in 2012. His parole was denied.
In 2012, Attorney DeJohn R. Lewis recommended a psychiatric hospital instead of parole for the notorious Helter Skelter leader, according to a CNN exclusive report. Lewis stated that Manson needs psychiatric care more than anything else. The 77-year-old Manson is currently serving a life sentence in a Corcoran State Prison in central California.
Charles Manson is expected to skip his next parole hearing proceedings as he has for the last 15 years. Family members of the victims will most likely be in attendance as they have each time he comes up for parole. Charles Manson was convicted of first-degree-murder in 1971 for the 1969 deaths of eight people. According to court documents, the victims were murdered by Manson's followers---a group of men and women who obeyed Manson's orders to carry out Helter Skelter.
Charles Manson has always maintained his innocence, stating that he doesn't lie, and that he has never killed anyone. He has become cult figure in the last several decades, and even now in 2014---there are a string of groups and followers who believe that Charles Manson is not a killer, but an intelligent and charming individual.
Though Manson has always stated that he hasn't killed anyone----he acknowledges that he is entirely capable. In the interview "Inside the Mind of Manson" with Dan Abrams, Manson leans over the table and deliberately states, "Believe me, if I started killing people...there'd be none of you left."