Name: Daniel Thomas Decarlo
Date of birth: 06/20/1944
Place of birth: Canada
AKA: Danny, Donkey Dan
First wife: Miriam R Decarlo
Marriage Date: 29 Feb 1968
Divorce Date: 2 Apr 1975
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Children: Son Dennis born ’68, Daughter Gina born ’72
Gina DeCarlo was the daughter of Danny and Sherry Cooper. Gina DeCarlo died in 1991 at age 19 in a car accident.
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Danny Decarlo met Manson through the motorcycle gang “The Straight Satans”. DeCarlo enjoyed the Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll at Spahn’s Ranch so he became a regular fixture.
DeCarlo’s main duty was taking care of the family’s weapons. Decarlo was arrested with the rest of the Manson Family on the August 16th Spahn Ranch raid. Later that month, after learning about Shorty Shea’s murder, Decarlo left the family and moved to L.A.
In 1970 Decarlo testified against Manson and the Family during the Tate/Labianca murder trial. After the trial Decarlo moved to Canada with Sherry Cooper.
Later Decarlo moved around. Decarlo has resided in Hawaii and California. Today Decarlo lives somewhere in Hawaii.