1977 Seaside Cottage murders: Harold Arnold Bicknell killed his grandmother, aunt, and 2 cousins after become angry that he had gotten a 14-year-old girl pregnant; Sentenced to life in prison

Victims
Josephine G. Smith, 66
Suzanne ‘Susan’ Harris, 27
Loreen Rene Ferguson, 15
Rachel Harris, 6
Rayleen Ferguson (survived)

Find-A-Grave: Josephine G. Smith
Find-A-Grave: Suzanne Harris
Find-A-Grave: Loreen Rene Ferguson
Find-A-Grave: Rachel Harris
Police hunt murder suspect
Police puzzled by knife slaying of four
Dropout jailed in knife deaths
Girlfriend found guilty of slaying
Board of Parole grants release to inmate who slaughtered 4 members of his family in 1977
Board OK’s parole for man who killed his grandmother, cousins, aunt in Seaside
Convicted Killer Harold Bicknell’s Parole Rescinded; Killed Grandmother, Cousins, Aunt In 1977 Seaside Mass Slaying
Murder in the Seaside cottage (very good article)
The Seaside Murders: 4 Females from 3 Generations in 1 Family, 1977 (great historical crime site)

Defendants
Harold Arnold Bicknell – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Terri Marie Milligan – convicted in juvenile court of murder,
Karen Kirby – convicted in juvenile court of accessory,

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name BICKNELL, HAROLD ARNOLD
CDCR Number B94325
Age 64
Admission Date 06/20/1978
Current Location California Correctional Institution
Parole Eligible Date (Month/Year) 10/1983
The Parole Eligible Date displayed above is subject to change.

The parole eligible date shown above is the first date the inmate is (or was) eligible for a parole suitability hearing by the Board of Parole Hearings to determine if the inmate should be released. Inmates may earn credits for participating in rehabilitative programming, which may move their parole eligible dates to an earlier date. Inmates could also be found guilty of an institutional rules violation, which could result in a loss of credits that may move their parole eligible dates further into the future. Parole eligible dates may also change based on a variety of other reasons, including court orders, changes in law, and routine audits. Parole eligible dates displayed on this website are updated regularly.

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