(Associated Press) A parole board panel has recommended the release of a former Charles Manson follower imprisoned for 40 years for a double murder Manson engineered, but it's not the last hurdle Bruce Davis will face as he seeks his freedom.
The recommendation that came Thursday on the eve of Davis' 70th birthday in his 27th parole hearing is subject to a 120-day review period by the entire parole board. If upheld, Gov. Jerry Brown then has 30 days to review the decision, and could reject it as his predecessor Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger did the last time parole was recommended.
Some expressed opposition to his release, including the office that originally prosecuted him.
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"We certainly disagree with the board's decision," Los Angeles County district attorney's spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons said. "We will evaluate how we plan to proceed as the matter goes to Gov. Brown."