Charlie Manson follower Patricia Krenwinkel has slim chance a parol

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    CORONA, Calif. (AP) -- A parole hearing has begun for a follower of Charles Manson who has been imprisoned longer than any other woman in California.

    Grey-haired Patricia Krenwinkel, one of Manson's two surviving female followers, is seeking parole Thursday from her conviction in the infamous Sharon Tate killings

    She has maintained a clean record in her four decades behind bars, but her chances for release from the California Institution for Women appear slim following parole officials' rejections in other Manson cases.

    The 63-year-old 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.

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