PA­TRI­CIA KREN­WINKEL

Los Angeles Times - - CALIFORNIA -

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.

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