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Prison panel denies Manson's bid for parole

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CORCORAN, Calif. (WKOW) -- Charles Manson applied for parole Wednesday, but it was denied by a California prison panel.

This is Manson's twelfth bid for freedom.

Manson now has a gray-beard and is 77 years old. He did not attend Wednesday's hearing.

Manson orchestrated a series of gruesome murders on consecutive nights in Los Angeles. The murders took place 40 years ago.

Manson and his followers were convicted in the 1969 slaying of Sharon Tate and six others.

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