Essay On Charles Manson

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Charles Manson has gone down in history as one of the worlds most notorious mass murderers of the twentieth century if not of all time. Now less than two weeks after his death many people are revisiting those two horrifying nights in August of 1969. Though Charles Manson is the most well known of the killers as he was the ‘ring leader’ of these crimes it is important to know that he was not the only person involved. These two nights are remembered as the “Manson Murders” but most people don’t even know the first thing about the killers or their victims.
Though there were many notable murder cases throughout the twentieth century one of the most widely remembered was committed Manson and his ‘family’. On the night of August 8th and the early
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Manson announced to his followers earlier that night that this would mark the beginning of Helter Skelter. Manson chose 10050 Cielo Drive as the first target, he then sent members of his ‘family’, Charles “Tex” Watson, Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Linda Kasabian to the house with orders to “totally destroy everyone in [it], as gruesome as you can”. Around midnight the soon to be murderers arrived, cut the telephone wires, and made there way towards the house. The first victim was Stephen Parent, an eighteen-year-old boy who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Parent was stabbed and shot four times by Watson. The next to be killed was Jay Sebring, he was also shot and stabbed seven times by Watson. While Sebring was being stabbed Frykowski managed free his bound hands and get to the front door despite Atkins having stabbed him in the legs multiple times, on the porch of the house Watson joined the fight. Frykowski eventually died as a result of many injuries and one possibly being fatal in and of itself. Frykowski had been stabbed more than fifty times, shot twice and struck over the head so forcefully that the grip of the gun being used as a club was broken. Abigail Folger also escaped from her murderers for a short amount of time, she was able to run through the bedroom door out into the yard. Krenwinkel chased her,…show more content…
Manson originally entered the home and tied up both Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. Leno was woken up on his couch at gunpoint and his wife was taken from their bedroom into the living room where their heads were covered by pillow cases and their wrists were bound with lamp cords. Manson then left the house and returned to the ranch they lived on, but before that he ordered the others to kill the LaBiancas. Leno LaBianca was killed first when Watson began stabbing him, he stabbed him twelve times. Krenwinkel stabbed Leno an additional fourteen times with a carving fork that was left behind as it was stuck in his stomach. After Leno was dead Krenwinkel also forced a steak knife into the side of his neck splitting his carotid artery, and carved the word “war” into his stomach. Rosemary LaBianca attempted to defend herself by swinging a lamp that was attached to the cords that were around her wrists, sadly Watson managed to get close enough to her and stabbed her multiple times with a bayonet. Krenwinkel and Van Houten also stabbed her several time with a knife from the LaBianca’s kitchen, in total Rosemary was stabbed forty one times thought many of those stab wounds occurred after she died. After the LaBiancas were dead Krenwinkel used their blood to write “rise”, “death to pigs”, and “Helter
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