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August 7, 2009 10:25 AM

Manson follower Susan Atkins up for parole from Chowchilla prison

An Associated Press story about the graying of the Manson Family says that convicted killer Susan Atkins, 61, is held at Chowchilla's Central California Women's Facility, where she is dying of brain cancer. A parole hearing is scheduled for Sept. 2. A Web site maintained by her husband says that Atkins is paralyzed over 85 percent of her body and is unable to sit up in bed. 

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