Manson Family Killer With Brain Cancer Seeks Compassionate Release

Susan Atkins, one of the Manson "family" members convicted in the 1969 murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others, is dying of brain cancer and asking to be released from a California prison after 37 years behind bars. Doctors have told Atkins, now 60, she has six months to live, and she and her family are asking the corrections department for a "compassionate release." "It's ridiculous to continue to pay millions of dollars to keep her in custody when she can't even sit up in bed,"...Full Story
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