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Charles Manson, A Serial Killer

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Charles Manson was born on November 12, 1934 is a serial killer who spearheaded a murderous campaign with his followers, the Manson Family cult. Famous for the brutal murders of actress Sharon Tate and other Hollywood residents, Manson was never actually found guilty of committing the murders himself. He was However, because of the terrible crimes he forced others to commit made him a living figure of evil.

Charles Mason first lived in Ohio with his mother was Kathleen Maddox a 16 year old girl that had been an alcoholic and prostitute. She married a man William Manson, but the marriage didn’t last long and Charles was placed in a boys school. He spend a lot of his childhood in and out of facilities and juvenile halls. Although he would run
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After Manson was released from prison 1967 He and his cult moved to San Francisco as while as a deserted ranch in the San Fernando Valley. Manson’s followers also had a group of young women that began to believe his claims that he was Jesus and believed his prophecies of a race war. The Manson Family including Charles Manson is thought to have carried out some 35 killings. Most of their cases were never tried though, either for lack of evidence or because they were already sentenced to life for the Tate and LaBianca…show more content…
In 1969, the County Sheriff had taken them into custody, not realizing that they were involved in the brutal murders. But the confession of one member involved with the Tate and LaBianca murders, while in detention on suspicion of murdering Gary Hinman, an unrelated incident, had shown detectives that Manson and his followers were involved in the killings. The trial began in June, 1970. Charles Manson protested to the media and court proceedings by turning up with an X carved into his forehead. Some of the female family members copied the act and shaved their heads while outside the courthouse during trial. January 25, 1971, Manson was convicted of first degree murder for masterminding the deaths of the Tate and LaBianca victims. He was sentenced to the gas chamber, this however became life in prison because California's Supreme Court overturned all death sentences before