Wednesday, June 13, 2012

LAPD to receive "Tex Tapes" this Friday

Judge declines to reverse order giving Manson follower tapes to police

By Michael Martinez and Michael Cary, CNN
updated 9:32 PM EDT, Wed June 13, 2012
(CNN) -- A federal bankruptcy judge in Texas on Wednesday rejected a request by imprisoned Charles Manson follower Charles D. "Tex" Watson not to turn over personal tape recordings to Los Angeles police.
"To the extent Watson seeks a remedy regarding the LAPD's use of the recordings, or to prevent their release to the media, such matters are governed by nonbankruptcy law and can be addressed to a court of competent jurisdiction," Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Brenda T. Rhoades wrote in her ruling.

In the meantime, Los Angeles police plan to pick up the tapes on Friday, spokesman Cmdr. Andrew Smith told CNN.

Bruce called in sick

Illness postpones parole hearing for former Manson family member Bruce Davis

Article by: LINDA DEUTSCH , Associated Press        
Updated: June 13, 2012 - 5:06 PM

LOS ANGELES - A parole hearing for former Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis has been postponed.
Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Patrick Sequeira says Davis showed up for Wednesday's hearing in San Luis Obispo but said he didn't feel well.
He was examined at a clinic in the California Men's Colony and sent back, but still complained of illness and parole commissioners said it was necessary to postpone.
Davis is serving life sentences for two 1969 slayings, although he was not involved in the infamous murders by Manson followers of actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles.
A parole board determined in 2010 that he was ready for release but then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger reversed the decision.
Wednesday would have been his 27th parole hearing.
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