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.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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While ABC's seven-million-dollar woman presided over a hideously ghoulish "dramatic recreation" of the Tate-La Bianca murders and brought Charlie Manson and "his girls" into America's living rooms, Dateline NBC served up Jeffrey Dahmer, and CBS gave us convicted murderer Russell Obremski.