|California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP|
New laws of significance:
1) The parole panel must now consider that she committed the murders at a young age and is now an elderly prisoner.
2) Los Angeles County prosecutors weren’t allowed at the parole hearing to object, under District Attorney George Gascón’s new policy that prosecutors should not be involved in deciding whether prisoners are ready for release.
I have mixed emotions on this parole decision. In my opinion, Tex has the most blood on his hands, but Pat ranks a close second. In terms of culpability, Pat is #2 on my list.
On the other hand... I've always found Pat to be the most sincere in terms of remorse and rehabilitation. She seems well-grounded, and I believe she has genuinely "learned her lesson". She certainly seems more sincere and rehabilitated than Tex, Bruce, Bobby, and Leslie. Of course, such opinions of character are (to a large extent) subjective.