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A Manson follower's parole decision now lies in the hands of Jerry Brown, the governor of California. After 40 years behind bars, Bruce Davis could be released on parole if Brown accepts the parole board's recommendation to release him, according to a Feb. 4, 2013 report by FOX News.

Governor Brown will have a full 30 days to make a decision, beginning with the date the parole board submitted its recommendation last Friday. If he declines to review the recommendation, that means automatic approval of 70-year-old Davis's parole.

The Manson follower's parole decision could be affirmed, declined or modified by the governor within the same 30-day time period.

Davis was not involved in the murder of Sharon Tate, the most infamous of the Manson Family's crimes. He was convicted in the murders of two people, a stuntman and a musician. Charles Manson himself was also convicted in those crimes.

The Manson follower's parole decision was made by Arnold Schwarzenegger the last time Davis was eligible. Schwarzenegger declined his parole.



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