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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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Manson used to work with the Scottish Youth Theatre, which also issued a statement, saying that Manson was "very talented" and his death would be a "great loss to the world of music and theatre.
Manson was convicted of killing seven people, including pregnant actress Sharon Tate, the wife of director Roman Polanski.
Although Manson didn't physically kill any of his victims himself, he was held jointly responsible.
But if Manson does marry, he would not be allowed so-called family visits, California's term for extended overnight stays typically called conjugal visits by other states, she said.
Manson is serving a life sentence in Corcoran State Prison in California for a series of horrific murders carried out by his "Manson Family" followers in 1969.
Star claimed she fell for Manson after becoming hooked on his whacky environmental theory AWTA - which stands air, water, trees, animals - when she was 19.
Manson has a whole new generation of followers attracted by his counter-cultural concepts.
At the time of the 1996 incident, Manson was married to first husband, Scottish artist Eddie Farrell.
Manson, a train driver with Arriva in South Wales, helped out Devils' shorthanded Elite League team in their 6-5 win against Sheffield Steelers a couple of weeks ago, but he is committed to playing at ENL level.
No, the most chilling thing in this chilling book is a black and white photograph of Charles Manson, aged 15.
In an interview last week, Bugliosi said Manson was alluding to the fact that he had spent half his life in jails, reform schools and prison.