Robert Beausoleil

Name: Robert Kenneth Beausoleil
Date of birth: 11/06/1947
Place of birth: Santa Barbara, California
AKA: Bobby, Cupid, Cherub, Robert Lee Hardy, Jason Lee Daniels
Children: Ivan Pugh
Whereabouts: Vacaville California Medical Facility
Prisoner ID: B28302
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Bobby Beausoleil Recommended for Parole

After being denied parole 18 times a California parole board on January 3, 2019 recommended Robert Beausoleil be freed after serving nearly 50 years in prison. California’s incoming governor, Gavin Newsom, could block the parole in coming months. Termed-out Gov. Jerry Brown has consistently blocked the release of Manson Family member Leslie Van Houten. A spokesperson for Newsom did not respond to a request for comment.

Beausoleil was involved in music and acting. In 1967, Beausoleil met Kenneth Anger and had a part in Anger’s film Lucifer Rising. Beausoleil also became friends with Frank Zappa, and can be heard as a backup singer on Zappa’s first record, Freak Out. In 1969, Beausoleil was living with Gary Hinman when Beausoleil met Charles Manson. Beausoleil was featured in a soft porn movie titled The Ramrodder. The movie was filmed near Spahn’s Movie Ranch and also starred family member Catherine Share.

The Hinman Murder

On July 25, 1969, Robert Beausoleil, Susan Atkins, and Mary Brunner paid Gary Hinman a visit. According to Beausoleil’s jailhouse interview for Oui Magazine, 1981, they went to Hinman because Hinman had sold Beausoleil 1000 tabs of bad mescaline. Beausoleil wanted his money back.

Gary told Beausoleil that he didn’t have the money. Gary was held captive for 3 days. Beausoleil, Atkins and Brunner took turns sleeping. According to Danny Decarlo Beausoleil had knocked Gary around for 3 or 4 hours. Later on Manson and Bruce Davis stopped by. Manson had a sword on him and struck Gary in the head, slicing of a piece of his ear. Atkins and Brunner tried to stitch up Gary’s face with a needle and dental floss.

The ordeal finally ended when Beausoleil stabbed Gary twice in the chest. Gary didn’t die immediately and made loud gurgling sounds so Atkins and Brunner took turns smothering Gary with a pillow.

After Gary died Beausoleil wrote the words “Political Piggy” and drew a paw print on the wall in Gary’s blood, in an attempt to make authorities think the Black Panthers committed the murder.

When the cops later examined the crime scene they found blood in the living-room, on the hall floor between the living-room, bath and kitchen, and on the walls, floor, and ceiling of the kitchen.

Gary Hinman Homicide Report

Before the trio left they covered Gary’s body with a blanket, took his bagpipes and two pink slips for his cars and took the cars to Spahn Ranch.

Beausoleil Police Report

A couple of days later, the California Highway Patrol found Beausoleil sleeping in Hinman’s Fiat station wagon. Beausoleil told the police that the car had broken down while he was driving to San Francisco. It was not long before Beausoleil was booked for the murder of Gary Hinman. He had two trials, and was eventually convicted and sentenced to death. His death sentence was commuted to Life when California briefly outlawed the death penalty in 1972.

Fun fact:

Beausoleil and Manson Family murder victim Jay Sebring both have a role in the 1967 movie Mondo Hollywood


One thought on “Robert Beausoleil

  1. we knew that some of the gals over to Spahn Play Land giggled again and said
    hi Cupid what brother Charlie called the frenchman
    some people you know jealous guys would say hey pretty boy
    you weren’t the only guy called that man
    but then,
    you overdid the macho thing
    so what good did that bring
    you’re in prison now didn’t you hear you and them’s sentence
    didn’t you think and listen cause I squinted and looked and thought
    well, heck look at what musician Bobby’s doin’
    look at my chest tattoo ‘n goatee
    I’m no snitch
    Bobby who are you impressin’
    Charlie and the cons couldn’t get you anything
    what good and who’s gonna do you any helping
    isn’t this something else isn’t this rich
    isn’t this a bitch
    so now,
    what can be done for you
    so now,
    I’m sayin’
    say it Bobby say the words that were missing
    maybe till now they didn’t get your meanin’
    I’m truly sorry
    go on now to your next parole hearing that’s in 2019 I’m rememberin’
    and say what you really want to about your true feelings
    lemme spell it out for you I’m sure you don’t mind
    upfront and say it:
    I’m truly sorry for what I’ve done
    I was young deluded and I had a big failing
    I’m sorry for what I did to Gary
    please let me be with my daughter
    she’s older now then when I was then
    I’m asking for something from your hearts
    I’m not the sorry fool I was back then
    now you’re looking at a remorseful old man
    thank you again

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