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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Watson is currently serving a life sentence for his role in the Manson Family murders in 1969 of Sharon Tate, Jay Sebring, Steven Parent, Wojciech Frykowski, and Abigail Folger on Aug.
It was certainly a tad odd to see the opening two-part case's echoes of the Manson family murders of 1969, the Ratcliffe Highway deaths, and mass killer Richard Farley.
In addition to the standard tour, Dearly Departed also offers the "Helter Skelter" theme tour, which visits the sites of the Manson family murders.
Along with the Manson family murders and the death of a fan at the Rolling Stones concert at Altamont, Zodiac's killing spree marked the end of the hippie dream.
From the '20s forward, however, public attention could be and is swayed by sensational cases - such as the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the Rosen-berg spy trial, the Manson family murders, and today 's O.
WITH eerie timing, this episode comes just before the 30th anniversary of the Manson family murders, a coincidence which is likely to amuse more people than it upsets.