A hoax claiming that Charles Manson, who is responsible for the murders of several people, is free from jail has made its way around the internet.
According to the hoax, Charles Manson was granted a special parole hearing and was released from prison due to his failing health. The hoax was written by Aaron Smith and cites several facts and authority figures. It even claims that California Governor Jerry Brown authorized Manson’s parole, reports The Inquisitr.
Luckily, this is only a hoax. Charles Manson had his last parole hearing in April 2012 and won’t be eligible for another one until 2027. Manson also doesn’t believe he should get parole and described himself as “a very dangerous man” before his 2012 hearing. He was given the death sentence in 1971, but California ended its death sentence the next year, The Inquisitr notes.
The Charles Manson hoax spread through social media. Between Facebook (FB) and Twitter (TWTR), the fake article about Manson’s release has been shared and liked over 10,000 times, reports Social News Daily.