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    Charles Manson follower Patricia Krenwinkel denied parole

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    CORONA, Calif. (AP) -- Charles Manson follower Patricia Krenwinkel, one of two surviving women convicted in the Sharon Tate murders, has been denied parole by a California panel.

    The two-member parole board said after a Thursday hearing in Corona that the 63-year-old Krenwinkel will not be eligible for parole again for seven years, the longest such period handed down to any of the Manson family convicts.

    The panel said they were swayed by the memory and of the crimes, along with 80 letters which came from all over the world urging Krenwinkel's continued incarceration.

    Krenwinkel was convicted along with Manson and two other female followers in seven 1969 murders, considered among the most notorious crimes of the 20th century.

    She has been imprisoned longer than any other woman in California.

    (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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