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Board considers parole for Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis after governor blocked release

FILE - This March 12, 2014, file photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Bruce Davis. Parole Commissioners are scheduled to consider for the 30th time, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, if Davis should be paroled in the 1969 slaying of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald "Shorty" Shea. (Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP, File)

FILE - This March 12, 2014, file photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Bruce Davis. Parole Commissioners are scheduled to consider for the 30th time, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, if Davis should be paroled in the 1969 slaying of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald "Shorty" Shea. (Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

After 43 years in prison and 29 parole hearings, parole officials are again considering whether it is safe to free Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis.

The Board of Parole Hearings has recommended three times that the 72-year-old Davis be released from prison. Each time the parole has been blocked, once by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and twice by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Brown most recently rejected Davis' parole a year ago, saying he remains dangerous despite his age.

Davis remains at California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo.

On Thursday, for the 30th time, parole commissioners will consider if Davis should be paroled in the 1969 slayings of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald "Shorty" Shea.

Davis was not involved in the notorious killings of actress Sharon Tate and six others.