May 09, 1986
Charles Manson family member Steve (Clem) Grogan, 34, convicted of killing a stunt man on a ranch near Chatsworth in 1969, was released on parole in Los Angeles last November, according to Deputy Dist. Atty. Stephen Kay, who helped prosecute most of the Manson family murder defendants. "I'm not happy that he's out," Kay said. He served 14 years for the slaying of Donald (Shorty) Shea on the Spahn Ranch. He was originally sentenced to death, but the sentence was reduced to life in 1971. He was paroled largely because he agreed after his conviction to show authorities where Shea was buried, Kay said.
Speaking of political pull:
Does it seem astonishing to anyone else, that Grogan was released after serving just 14 years?
I've always suspected, that maybe Steve had some friends in high places... a politician, judge, or something.
Did the authorities really want to know the where-a-bouts of Shea's body that badly?
I can never help but compare Steve's situation to Leslie's.
Grogan has been out for 26 years!
Were Leslie's crimes really that much worse than Grogan's????
Steve really landed himself a sweet deal, that's for sure.