(Reuters) Bruce Davis, an associate of 1960s mass murderer Charles Manson, was granted parole on Thursday for the fourth time, although previous such decisions have all been reversed.
Davis, 72, was issued a grant of parole for his life sentence for murder and conspiracy, the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said. Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, reversed Davis' first grant of parole in 2010, and the state's current governor, Jerry Brown, a Democrat, reversed the next two.
Corrections officials now have 120 days to review the finding by the Board of Parole Hearings that Davis is suitable for parole. If at that point, the grant of parole is finalized, Brown will have 30 days to reverse, modify, uphold or take no action on the decision.
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Brown, who concluded that Davis remained a danger to society after parole grants in 2013 and 2014, has not yet said what he would do.