Freedom can be just around the corner for the Charles Manson-follower Robert Beausoleil, who has spent 50 years behind bars for the killing.
A prøveløsladelsesnævn in California on Thursday for the first time recommended that the 71-year-old Beausoleil to be released, informs the Associated Press.
Robert Beausoleil was not involved in the Manson-cult infamous massacre of actress Sharon Tate and six other people in Los Angeles in 1969.
Beausoleil was, however, convicted of the murder of musician Gary Hinman, later in the same year.
Gary Hinman was prior to his death been ill-treated in three days, among other things, of the cult Charles Manson, who cut him in the face with a sword.
Beausoleil has been refused to be released on parole 18 times in the past. Charles Manson, died in prison in 2017.
the Cult Charles Manson was 83 years. Photo: AP
Beausoleils lawyer, Jason Campbell, says his client is no longer a danger to society.
- He is a very tænksomt, profoundly and empathetic human being. He is not the same as he was in 1969, says the lawyer to the Associated Press.
California's new governor, Gavin Newsom, has the ability to block conditional release, if he deems it necessary.