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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They killed total strangers because their crazed cult leader Charlie Manson told them to.
Even now, nobody's ever really heard of her, even though she supposedly got killed by Charlie Manson, the most famous guy in the world.
Everyone loves a Charlie (we'll overlook Charlie Manson for a moment).
The DVD includes Mr Hankey The Christmas Poo, Merry Christmas Charlie Manson, Mr Hankey's Christmas Classics, A Very Crappy Christmas, Red Sleigh Down, It's Christmas In Canada andWoodland Critter Christmas.
Richard Nixon became president of the US, Charlie Manson and his gang went on a murder spree in Hollywood, Concorde has its first test flight, 350,000 music fans went to Woodstock, Catherine Zeta Jones was born, bell bottom jeans and tie dye shirts were fashionable, Edward Kennedy drove off a bridge at Chappaquiddick and rising inflation was a world wide problem.
Roy Keane, with his Charlie Manson eyes and strangely threatening serenity, learned the value of intimidation from Cloughie.
Rather, she's famous like the Edsel or Charlie Manson are famous.
I could have sworn Charlie Manson had broken in and was making his way to the knife drawer.
The two women play, respectively, the Charlie Manson acolyte Squeaky Fromme and the huddle-aged mother of four Sara Jane Moore, both, of whom tried to shoot President Ford in 1975.
Burton says he is not contemplating "letting Charlie Manson out of jail.
Dennis Wilson's sometime friend Charlie Manson was indicted for mass murder, Brian's father sold the rights to his songs for, well, a song and Dennis Wilson started an affair with resident ego-maniac Mike Love's wife.
Somehow I missed his first novel, Shards of God, when it appeared in 1970 (I think I was preoccupied with something having to do with Coca-Cola), but I didn't miss either his investigation of Charlie Manson (The Family: The Story of Charles Manson's Dune Buggy Attack Battalion, 1971) or Vote