California governor rejects parole of 73-year-old Manson follower

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has rejected parole for a follower of cult leader Charles Manson 46 years after a series of bloody murders rocked Southern California.

Bruce Davis was convicted of the 1969 slayings of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald "Shorty" Shea. He was not involved in the more notorious killings of actress Sharon Tate and six others.

Brown said Friday that the 73-year-old Davis remains a danger to public safety.

Brown blocked Davis' parole twice before, and former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger also previously opted to keep Davis imprisoned at California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo.

Brown most recently rejected Davis' parole in 2014.