Charles Manson was a criminal and major cult leader. In the late 1960’s, he formed the cult which he later named The Manson Family. Manson's “family” committed nine murders at four different locations. In 1971, Manson was convicted of first degree murder for the deaths of seven of the nine murders, two years before conviction. Manson was later convicted of first degree murder of the concluding two deaths later that year.
Before the cult and the murders, Manson was a singer-songwriter associated with the Los Angeles Music Industry and Dennis Wilson, who was the drummer of the Beach Boys. In the beginning of becoming notorious, he became the face of insanity and violence. Manson was born named No-Name Maddox, to sixteen year old Kathleen Manson-Bower-Cavender in Cincinnati, Ohio on November 12, 1934. They moved to Charleston where Manson alwaysnran awayt, and his mother spent her nights drinking. After moving to Indianapolis, Mansons mother started attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, where she met an alcoholic named Lewis who she later married in August of 1943.
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