Imprisoned in Corona, Calif.
Krenwinkel was a secretary when she met Manson at a party. She quit her job the next day and joined Manson’s family.
She was found guilty of seven counts of murder in the killings, including stabbing the La Biancas to death and writing “Death to pigs” on the wall in blood.
Krenwinkel, along with Atkins and Van Houten, later condemned Manson and urged young people not to think of him as a hero.
“What a coward that I found myself to be when I look at the situation,” Krenwinkel said in a 2014 interview with the New York Times. “The thing I try to remember sometimes is that what I am today is not what I was at 19.”
After Atkins’ death, Krenwinkel, now 67, became California’s longest-serving female inmate. According to state prison officials, Krenwinkel is a model inmate involved in rehabilitative programs at the prison.
She is incarcerated at the California Institution for Women in Corona and has been denied parole 13 times. She will be up for parole next in 2018.