Beausoleil was convicted of killing Gary Hinman in 1970 and was sentenced to death in California for the murder that started the Helter Skelter crime spree in the summer of 1969.
“Robert Beausoleil was granted parole suitability by Board of Parole Hearings (BPH) Commissioners today, January 3, 2019 at his 19th overall hearing at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville,” the CA Parole Board exclusively told Radar.
“A 150 day review process will now follow. The first 120 days are for the Board of Parole Hearings staff to review all the facts and matters of law related to the decision. If the grant withstands scrutiny, it will then be sent to the Governor’s desk.”
Newly elected Governor Gavin Newsom would be making the decision about Beausoleil’s fate.
Ex Calif. Governor Jerry Brown denied the parole bids of many Manson family members over the years.
“The Governor will have 5 options,” the Parole Board told Radar.
“He may uphold, reverse or modify the decision. He may also send it back to the full BPH board to review en banc (meaning all 15 commissioners at a monthly meeting), or he may take no action. If he takes no action the grant moves forward.”
Himan’s horrific murder happens just weeks before the Manson family murdered pregnant actress Sharon Tate and others in a series of sickening crimes that terrified the nation.
In court it was revealed that Beausoleil stabbed Hinman to death and wrote the words “Political Piggy,” on the wall in Hinman’s blood. Beausoleil then dipped his hands in Himan’s blood and left a paw print to symbolize the Black Panthers because Manson wanted people to start a race war over the killings.
Manson died in prison on November 19, 2017 at age 83 .
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