Convicted murderer Charles Manson was just denied parole for the 12th time, making it extremely likely that he will live out the rest of his life in prison.

The hearing took place at the California prison where Manson is being held for committing seven murders in 1969, including actress Sharon Tate's. Now 77-years-old, his case can't go up for parole again until 2027, when he's 92. Even if he were to live until then, there's still the fact that he's clearly mentally unstable - he believes that he is a "political prisoner" - barring him from being released. Though his lawyer, DeJon R. Lewis, claims that Manson should be hospitalized, the Los Angeles District Attorney believes that he still remains a "viable threat."

Only one member of the Manson family has been granted parole: Steve Grogan, who was released in 1985 for good behavior and cooperating with authorities.

[via Los Angeles Times]