At only fourteen Manson rented himself a room and supported himself with odd jobs and petty theft. His mother turned him into the juvenile authorities. Once there Manson met Rev. George Powers who had him sent to Boys Town near Omaha, Nebraska. Charles spent a total of three days in Boys Town before running away with his new friend Blackie Neilson.
He was caught stealing and sent to reform school and then again when he was twelve and was sent to Gibault School for Boys in Terre Haute, Indiana, in 1947. He was not there long and had ran away trying to return to his mother who didn’t want him. He then tried to live on his own, supporting himself entirely off of stealing and burglary until he was caught. The court had arranged for him to be sent off to Father Flanagan’s Boys Town. (another reform school) Three days after he was admitted to Boys Town, thirteen-year-old Charlie and another boy committed two armed robberies.
(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. Also in 1947, Manson’s mother tried to send him to a foster home but was not able to due to not having room for Manson. A court then sent Manson to a school for boys in Terre Haute, Indiana. Manson was an unordinary child, he would constantly act out and enjoyed it. He would constantly break out and escape from his training schools and juvenile centers.
By the age of 16 Kathleen was an alcoholic and a prostitute. She married William Manson before Charles was born, so he never got to know his biological father. Kathleen and William’s marriage didn’t last long, they soon got a divorce. Charles mother didn’t want anything to do with him, so at the age of 13 he had to learn how to take care of his self living on the streets this resulted in stealing, breaking and entering, and petty theft. In result of being abandoned by his mother, all he knew was crime.
This family would brutally kill innocent people they brought a reign of terror to California. (Crimemuseum) Born November 12th, 1934 Charles Manson would become one of the most notorious killers of his time. Before Manson was even born the family he was going to be in was not a good one. Manson’s mother was a runaway named Kathleen Maddox. She got pregnant with Charles at the age of sixteen.
They spent the next several years living in cheap hotels with various men. And in 1947 his mother tried having Manson placed in a foster home, but none were available. At the age of twelve, Manson was taken away from his mother by the court and sent to the Gibault School for Boys in Terre Haute, Indiana. Ten months later he ran away, and turned to crime in order to survive .He was later caught stealing a bike and was sent to a juvenile center in Indianapolis. At the age of thirteen Manson committed his first armed robbery, with another boy at a grocery store.
Charles Manson Charles Manson has been named "the most dangerous man alive." Society referred to him as the devil. They believed he was the reason society was so bad in the 1960's. The 1950's to the 1960's was uncontrollably filled with violence. Our culture was shattered by the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
Charlie Bothuell V, a 12 year old boy who lives in Detroit, was locked in the basement of his home by his step-mother and tortured by his biological father who made him do ridiculous amounts of strenuous exercise on a daily basis. He was also denied basic necessities such as food and water. Charlie recently told police that his step-mother barricaded him behind boxes and told him 'not to come out, ‘no matter what he hears’, and threatened “to make him disappear’. The exact exercise regime was 200 sit-ups, 100 pushups, 100 jumping jacks, 25 curls on each arm with a 25-pound weight and thousands of revolutions on an elliptical machine in under and hour. It was also discovered that Charlie’s dad assaulted him with a bloody PVC pipe.
Charles Manson is one of the most sinister and evil criminals the world has ever seen. His troubled childhood and twisted view of society led him to organize a cult that committed bizarre and brutal murders that shocked media, and struck fear into the hearts of every American in the 1960s and still does today. Charles Manson and the Family had a huge and pivotal influence on American culture, which ultimately lead to the fall of the love generation and hippie counterculture. Charles Manson’s illicit upbringing contributed to the manipulative criminal he grew up to be. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1934 to an unmarried 16-year-old mother, and to a father he never met.
The famous Charles Manson, a convicted serial killer, was known as the “Icon of Evil” for his ability to have founded a hippie cult of young runaways that hung on his every word and eventually would participate in the killings of pregnant famous actor Sharon Tate Polanski and her friends in 1969 as well as the Labianca couple the following night. “Manson had a charismatic personality, an undeniable presence. He was able to dominate, to bring others under his power,” (Huston 345) With Manson’s personality, he was able to offer his “love” to many young women who came from rough homes or felt unwanted and ran away and whom yearned for something more in life. Manson would go on to share his passion for a life that went against social conformity