Who is Patricia 'Pigs' Krenwinkel? Former Manson Family killer may walk FREE after 51 years
Patricia Krenwinkel’s victims included members of the Hollywood elite such pregnant actress Sharon Tate
Patricia Krenwinkel, a former member of the Manson Family and a convicted murderer, might finally get her parole approved for the first time after serving 51 years in prison. Krenwinkel, who also went with aliases such as Big Patty, Yellow, Marnie Reeves, and Mary Ann Scott, was convicted of the murders of eight people.
Patricia Krenwinkel’s victims included members of the Hollywood elite such as pregnant actress Sharon Tate, wife of director Roman Polanski, among others in the year 1969. According to California prison officials, the 74-year-old has been granted parole whereas, other media outlets reported that the decision might still be pending. Krenwinkel was earlier denied parole a whopping 14 times.
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Who is Patricia Krenwinkel?
Krenwinkel was one of the notorious members of the cult led by Charles Manson, who preached a bizarre philosophy incorporating Christianity, Scientology and the hippy movement. Krenwinkel was 19 years old when she met the 33-year-old Manson at a party in the 1960s. Patricia lived with her elder sister at the time.
Krenwinkel got on the wrong side of the law after she along with Susan Atkins, Linda Kasabian, and Charles "Tex" Watson murdered Tate and four other people at the instructions of Manson. According to multiple reports, Patricia along with other members tortured, murdered and mutilated wealthy LA couple Rosemary and Leno LaBianca. Patricia stabbed LaBianca in the stomach with a fork and then took to rag to write "Helter Skelter", ''Rise" and "Death to Pigs" on the walls with his blood.
2-Dec-1969: LAPD charge “Tex” Watson, Patricia Krenwinkel and Linda Kasabian with the Sharon Tate murders. 10¢ for the NYDN? Such a bargain. pic.twitter.com/fiIL6HtxUS— AROL (@arolCOLTS) September 20, 2016
Will Patricia Krenwinkel finally get parole?
According to The Sun, the parole recommendation of Krenwinkel will be reviewed by the state parole board's legal division before the final approval of Governor Gavin Newsom. He is the same person who rejected parole recommendations for other followers of Charles Manson, who died in prison in 2017. Speaking of Krenwinkel, her last parole was denied in 2017.
According to new laws, the panel will have to consider that she committed the crimes at a young age but she is now an elderly prisoner. Krenwinkel’s attorney, Keith Wattley revealed that the relatives of her victims provided the same objections at the hearing as prosecutors have in the past. Wattley said, "She's completely transformed from the person she was when she committed this crime, which is all that it's supposed to take to be granted parole,” adding, “I’m hopeful that the governor recognizes that he shouldn’t be playing political games with people’s lives. The governor would be blocking her parole not because he’s afraid of her, but because he doesn’t like her. And the law doesn’t allow that."
Demons in disguise; Sadie (Susan Atkins), Katie (Patricia Krenwinkel), Leslie Van Houten, of the infamous "Manson family", head into court in 1970. pic.twitter.com/TpvhhMoDUv— Karim Nas (is in sabbatical & working on new book) (@karimnas_) January 15, 2022