Friday, May 23, 2014

Grogan's Parole


Here is a brief timeline on Steve Grogan, aside from what is commonly known about his involvement with the Manson Family and the murders committed.

Steven Dennis Grogan was born July 13, 1951 in Los Angeles County California.  He is a couple of years younger than Leslie Van Houten who is generally written about as being the youngest Manson Family member convicted of murder.  Grogan got married while in prison on December 1, 1975 to a woman who was five years younger than himself.  While still in prison, thanks to California's conjugal visits policy at that time, Grogan and his wife conceived two boys.  The first child was born in 1976 while the second was born in 1984.

Grogan's stage name compromises both of his son's first names.  I believe that Steven Grogan is still his legal name as I have found through public records searches that he owns property in his birth name with his second wife.  Neither of Grogan's sons live in California at this time and neither of them use the last name of Grogan.

I am not certain when Grogan and his first wife divorced nor when he and his second wife married.  I do know that Grogan's second wife is a psychologist working in Sacramento County, she has a PhD but is not a psychiatrist.
There are a couple of articles that address his parole, one states exactly when it occurred though a few months after the fact.  He was involved in child care while in prison.  Where's the "shuttering" smiley  when you need one?




Additionally, there is an LA Times article that affirms Sun King's comment that Grogan was a house painter in the San Fernando Valley after his release from prison.






6 comments:

Doc Sierra said...

Good find Deb. Don't you just love how so many newspapers don't seem to understand the simple concept of fact checking?

DebS said...

Thanks, Doc! Yep, the newspapers couldn't even say back then that they read it on the internet as their source!

SJ said...

Ha ha child care I wonder if he was swinging the babies around by their feet?

Doc Sierra said...

I was living in Vacaville at the time of his parole and heard nothing about it. It was probably in the Vacaville Reporter but I was fresh out of the service and in the middle of my second childhood and didn't watch the news or read the newspaper at that time. My stepfather was the Chief Medical Officer at CMF but retired in 1983 or 84. If he had still been working there I probably would've heard about it.

Ian Smith said...

Didn't Clem have relatives in California law enforcement? Isn't that why he was released after do little time served for MURDER?

The Surf Bat said...

Any info on what his upbringing was like? Schooling? Siblings?