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Manson Cult's Susan Atkins Essay

855 words - 4 pages

Justice is something that we all as human being want to see fulfill, especially when we are the one that need it for us or our love ones. The family members of those who were killed by Susan Atkins and her companion will agree with it. The damage cause to their dears and the endless pain and suffering in effect from their death will support the decision take by the parole board in September 2, 2009 in the denial of a compassionate release due to Atkins’ health.
In 1969 the first crime scenario took place with the murder of a man called Gary Hinman. According to Wikipedia “Atkins claimed she didn’t know a crime was going to take place, although she wrote in her 1977 book that she went to Hinman's home to get money and knew that it was possible they were going to kill him”. This fact proves her dishonesty to accept that she was part of the crime, which she later contradicts by writing the fact a possible crime in her book. This declaration just reveals her full participation and agreement in the murder of this man in a search for money.
Subsequently to that, in the same year the following to Hinman’ murder in which Atkins participated , the assassination of Sharon Tate who was pregnant, Steven Parent, Jay Sebring, Wojciech Frykowski, and Abigail Folger took place. According to the forensic evidence the crime was describe as brutal (Wikipedia). During Atkins declaration she confesses to be the killer of Tate during her statement. “She stated that she had stabbed Tate because she was ‘sick of listening to her, pleading and begging, begging and pleading’” (Wikipedia). During trail the audience saw a lack of remorse about the crime committed by her and the Mason Family. During one her declaration she confesses that she did no show mercy to Tate, "Woman, I have no mercy for you.” Atkins replies while Tate begs for her life and her unborn child.

During her trial she was found guilty of these crimes. While Atkins was in orison she married twice. This fact gave the interpretation that she decided to move on her and keep living her life even if that life was in prison. During her time in prison she appeals for parole 18 times in which she was denied every single time. But the case that caught the attention of the public was when she asked the parole board in 2008 to be release due to her health condition.
In 2008 Atkins was diagnose with a terminal brain cancer and one her leg was amputated. Due to her illness...

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