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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.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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Manson says Contact Diamond spent $4 million in 2004, and $5 million in 2005.
"It's not that being underweight causes disease, but that these chronic diseases can cause weight loss," explains Manson. "It's called reverse causation."
Since Ohio-raised Manson, aka Brian Warner, and his band made their mainstream breakthrough in the mid-1990s, he has been consistently targeted by moral and religious groups, especially in the US and UK.
"We arbitrarily set a 6-month minimum for a behavior to be considered a tradition," Manson says.
Manson, who says some studies suggest similar increased risks of heart disease and breast cancer with 17-beta estradiol, the type found in most estradiol therapy preparations.
While the murder of the heavily pregnant Sharon Tate is one of the most widely known crimes of all time, Charles Manson himself was not one of those who wer physically involved in her murder beyond giving the killers orders.
The murders brought an end to the '60s spirit of love and peace and, according to Ivor Davis, even today the name Manson strikes fear into the hearts of those who lived through the era.
Manson asks the girl for information about herself and pictures of her homeland but ends by asking if she smiles a lot.
Directed by American Psycho maker Mary Harron, it tells how Manson brainwashed drug-fuelled members of his "family" to commit horrific murders.
Caption: The Manson High School Vex Robotics Team is comprised of Titus Petersen, Jose Vazquez, Jonathan Sarmiento, Cole Cochran, Zoe Thomas, Cara Hutton, (not pictured) Rowan Evig, Connor and Grant Torgesen.
Manson: The Lost Tapes on ITV on Thursday began with a disturbing interview of Manson disciple Sandra Good saying: "When somebody needs to be killed, there's no wrong, you do it.