Charles Manson Reign of Terror: 40 Years Later

Sheely said he doesn't believe any of them should be paroled, even Atkins.

"When you consider what they did, they didn't have any remorse," the juror said. "It was kind of like entertainment for them."

Bugliosi said he, too, did not want to see Manson or his followers released from prison, with one possible exception -- Atkins.

"She's not going anywhere," he said. "The mercy we'd be giving her is so minimal."

Bugliosi said he is certainly not an advocate for her release, but believes that as someone who reportedly has only months to live, is paralyzed and has difficulty speaking, Atkins' freedom would mean little opportunity for her besides death outside a prison.

"They were all sentenced to death, and that would have been the proper punishment," he said of the Manson murderers. "All of them, except Susan Atkins ... should spend the rest of their lives behind bars. They should be very happy their lives were spared and not take it to the next level."

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