Crime & Justice

Ex-Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis gets parole, but hurdles loom

This undated file photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Bruce Davis.
This undated file photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Bruce Davis.
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation/AP
This undated file photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Bruce Davis.
This Dec. 22, 1970 file photo shows two members of the Charles Manson family, Bruce Davis, left, and Steve Grogan, leaving court after a hearing on the appointment of attorneys to represent them in Los Angeles.
Harold Filan
This undated file photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Bruce Davis.
A photo provided by the California Department of Corrections shows 77-year-old serial killer Charles Manson Wed., April 4, 2012.
California Department of Corrections/AP


A California board has approved parole for former Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis, but Gov. Jerry Brown — who vetoed parole for Davis just last year — can stop his release.

The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says parole was granted for the 71-year-old Davis after a hearing Wednesday at the California Men's Colony.

Davis has been in prison since 1972 for the killings of two men. He was granted parole in 2012, but Brown rejected it last March, saying he wanted Davis to reveal more details about the killings.

Brown spokesman Jim Evans said in an email Wednesday that he could not comment beyond the parole board's statement.

The finding is subject to a four-month board review, then the governor has 30 days to act.