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 Susan Denise Atkins

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Susan Denise Atkins

  • Birth 7 May 1948 San Gabriel, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Death 24 Sep 2009 Chowchilla, Madera County, California, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Specifically: Ashes given to her husband
  • Memorial ID 42348348

Manson Family Member, Murderer. Born in San Gabriel California, Susan Denise Atkins was the second of three children born to Edward and Jeanette Atkins. Susan Atkins became a follower of Charles Manson, where she was known as Sadie Mae Glutz, in 1967. She was one of the responsible parties in the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders, and was convicted on March 29, 1971. Originally she had been given the death penalty, but that was commuted to life in prison after the California Supreme Court's People v. Anderson decision. Susan Atkins was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2008, she had undergone a leg amputation and was given only a few months to live. She was transfered back to the Central California Women' Facility which has a skilled nursing facility at Chowchilla one year before she died. She was denied parole at a hearing on September 2, 2009. Susan Atkins had married twice while in prison and at the time of her death she was married to attorney James Whitehouse, who she married in 1987. She had also had a son in 1968 named Zezozose Zadfrack Glutz, who was later adopted and renamed.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Rickie Hufford
  • Added: 25 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42348348
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Susan Denise Atkins (7 May 1948–24 Sep 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42348348, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, who reports a Ashes given to her husband.