At only fourteen, Manson left his mother and rented a room for himself. He supported himself with odd jobs and petty theft. His mother turned him into the juvenile authorities, who had him sent to "Boys Town," a juvenile detention center, near Omaha, Nebraska. Charles spent a total of three days in "Boys Town" before running away. He was arrested in Peoria, Illinois for robbing a grocery store and was then sent to the Indiana Boys School in Plainfield, Indiana, where he ran away another eighteen times before he was caught and sent to the National Training School for Boys in Washington D.C. Manson never had a place to call "home" or a real family.
Charles Manson once said “You know, a long time ago being crazy meant something, nowadays everyone is crazy.” Charles Manson was the man who brought fear into Los Angeles by brainwashing people to become part of his cult and together they formed “The Family” and killed 9 innocent people. During the Manson Murders many of the people in Los Angeles did not feel quite safe due to the fact that these killings were random and many felt as if anybody could be the next victim. Charles Manson was born on November 12th, 1934 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the son of sixteen year old Kathleen Maddox, and Colonel Scott who left Kathleen during her pregnancy. (Guinn 39) According to law2.umkc.edu, in November of 1939, Manson’s mother and uncle got sentenced to prison for five years for robbing a gas station.
A year later Dillanger joined gangs with Nelson. On March 4,1934, Nelson got in a car accident which was his fault. The other driver got out of his car and started to yell at Nelson, who pulled out his gun and shot the driver three times in the head, and then sped off. Two days later the Dillenger- Gillis gang robbed a bank in Sioux City, South Dakota. The very next day, he robbed another bank in Mason City, Iowa, killing one employee and leaving with $52,000.
(another reform school) Three days after he was admitted to Boys Town, thirteen-year-old Charlie and another boy committed two armed robberies. Charles was later moved to the Indiana School for Boys for three years. His teachers described him as having trust in no one and “did good work only for those whom he figured he could obtain something.” In 1951, Charles and two of his friends had run away and started heading for California, supporting himself ... ... middle of paper ... ...e house from the intentional victim, Terry Melcher. That night, the four followers brutally murdered Tate, her unborn baby, and four others who were visiting her. The following night, they killed Leno and Rosemary LaBianca in their home.
Some experts say that he was a bad seed because of the fact that he did not know his father (Bugliosi 28). Kathleen Maddox was considered by some to be a teenage whore. About his mother, Manson says, "For Mom, life was filled with a never-ending list of denials…In her search for acceptance she may have fallen in love too easily and too often, but a whore at that time? No!…In later years, because of some hard knocks and tough times, she may have sold her body some…" Charlie lived with his mother until the age of 5, when she was arrested for armed robbery (FAQ's 1). She was released from prison in 1942.
The Family of Charles Manson Charles Manson was influential by influencing all the followers that he had in the 1900’s to kill for him, other murderer’s, and also the singer Marilyn Manson. Charles Milles Manson (Charles Milles Maddox) was born November 12, 1934 in a large city called Cincinnati, Ohio. Son of Kathleen Maddox and Walker Scott (his biological father). He took William Manson’s last name (Kathleen’s husband). By the age of 16 Kathleen was an alcoholic and a prostitute.
Much to his dismay that Nannie had been molested by a string of neighborhood men before she reached her middle teens. In... ... middle of paper ... ...ed to killing her husbands and blamed it all on the head injury she had sustained as a child, which she claimed had given her headaches all her life (http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-3619). Nannie insisted she did not murder for profit and that her husbands’ life insurance pay-outs were barely enough to cover funeral expenses. Nannie certainly did live with one foot in a dream world. Her motive was to find the perfect mate to love her, “the real romance of life.” Interviewed about her life in the McAlester prison in Tulsa, Doss complained that the only job she was allowed there was in the laundry, noting that her offers to work in the kitchen were politely declined (http://www.viralnova.com/nannie-doss/).
She became promiscuous, seeking a substitute men (especially young boys), for her dead husband, thinking that she failed him sexually. Gradually her reputation as a whore built up and everyone in her home town knew about her. Even for military personnel at the near-by army base, Blanche's house became out-of-bounds. Promiscuity though wasn't the only problem she had. Many of the aged family members died and the funeral costs had to be covered by Blanche's modest salary.
Kathleen had the habit of disappearing for days and weeks at a time, leaving Charlie with his grandmother or aunt. Kathleen Maddox was sentenced to a penitentiary for armed robbery, Charlie was sent to live with his aunt and uncle; who were going to try to straighten him out. When Kathleen was released from jail she didn't want Charlie as her responsibility, preferring her life of drinking. At this point in time she was willing to trade Charlie for a glass of beer. Charlie was adapted to a life of violence and loneliness.
At one point he was sent to live with his aunt and uncle, who didn't treat him right either. By age nine, Charles Manson had already started stealing and getting into a lot of fights at school. As you can see his child hood was a mess that only progressed with age. That soon became a habit that lead to even worse situations. In 1954 at the age of 19 Charles got married to a woman named Rosalie Willis.