James Whitehouse informed a court that Susan Atkins will be dead by her next parole hearing.
James Whitehouse saw wife Susan Atkins, one of Manson killers, make her last final bid before her death Wednesday. It was denied.
The argument is that it’s costing the state millions to keep Susan Atkins alive in prison, and that we should show compassion to her as she dies. The arguments weren’t convincing enough, loosing Susan Atkins’s 13th attempt for parole since 1976.
Atkins appeared on a gurney during the hearing. Whitehouse said:
“I don’t know if she’s going to make it through that long. She is deteriorating.”
Atkins reportedly suffers from brain cancer, is paralyzed, lost ability to speak, and can’t feed herself. In the Tate killings, Atkin had said at a previous parole hearing that she did not have mercy for the pregnant actress and her child.