SACRAMENTO—A state prison panel has denied parole for a follower of cult leader Charles Manson.

Bruce Davis is serving two life sentences for two 1969 slayings. The state Board of Parole Hearings rejected Davis' release in a 9-0 decision Monday after a hearing at California State Prison, Solano.

State corrections officials say it was the 24th time his release has been rejected.

Davis was convicted of helping kill musician Gary Hinman in his Topanga Canyon home. He later helped murder former stuntman Donald "Shorty" Shea. The stuntman lived in Manson's commune at the Spahn movie ranch in Chatsworth.

The 65-year-old Davis has since married and fathered a daughter. He earned a doctorate in theology in prison and now ministers to other inmates.

His attorney, Michael Beckman, says his client is no longer a danger to society.