Charles "Tex" Watson

Manson Family Member + Convicted Murderer
Born Dec 2, 1945

Charles Denton Watson is a convicted American murderer and former member of the Manson Family from Copeville, Texas. In 1971, he was convicted of the murders of Sharon Tate, Steven Parent, Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski and Jay Sebring, which took place in the early hours of August 9, 1969, in the Tate residence in Benedict Canyon, and the murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca at the LaBianca residence in Los Feliz the following night.… Read More

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1945 Birth Born on December 2, 1945.


On August 8, 1969, Manson announced, "now is the time for Helter Skelter", a term taken from a Beatles song that Manson believed (or convinced his associates that he believed) meant a revolution prophesied in the Book of Revelation via a race war between blacks and whites. … Read More
He stayed there until February 1971, when he was deemed able to stand trial.
1972 26 Years Old He escaped execution when the California Supreme Court's People v. Anderson decision resulted in the invalidation of all death sentences imposed in California prior to 1972. … Read More
1975 29 Years Old Watson claims he became a born-again Christian in 1975 and through non-incarcerated friends operates … Read More


1978 32 Years Old 1 More Event
…  The Man Who Killed For Charles Manson in 1978. … Read More
1979 33 Years Old In 1979, he married Kristin Joan Svege. Through conjugal visits they were able to have four children, but those visits for life prisoners were banned in October 1996. After 24 years of marriage, Kristin divorced Charles after meeting another man in 2003. … Read More


2012 66 Years Old In 2012, Watson disputed a request to release recordings of conversations between himself and his attorney. … Read More
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