Charles Manson

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Manson, Charles

(1934–  ) cult leader; born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Released from prison in 1967, he set up a commune based on free love and devotion to himself. Members of his cult conducted a series of grisly murders in California in 1969. He and his accomplices were sentenced to death, but were spared the death penalty due to a Supreme Court ruling against capital punishment.
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That Polanski was, at the time, still traumatised by the savage murder of his pregnant wife by madman Charles Mansion and his gang, can be no excuse for what he did.