Charles Manson

convict who led the "Manson Family" Charles Manson

Charles Milles Manson is an American criminal and musician who led what became known as the Manson Family, a quasi-commune that arose in California in the late 1960s. He was found guilty of conspiracy to commit the murders of Sharon Tate and Leno and Rosemary LaBianca carried out by members of the group at his instruction.
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Charles Manson's grandson, pen pal battle over killer's remains
LATimes - about 1 month
An attorney for the grandson of Charles Manson, who is competing with a pen pal of the late mass murderer to obtain his grandfather's remains, says the probate case should stay in Los Angeles County. Lawyer Dale Kiken, who represents Manson grandson Jason L. Freeman, filed court papers in Los Angeles...
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Charles Manson's grandson renews effort to claim remains of mass murderer
LATimes - about 1 month
The grandson of Charles Manson has filed court papers seeking to obtain the remains of the late mass murderer from the Kern County coroner. Jason L. Freeman’s Los Angeles Superior Court petition was filed Friday, four days after Judge David Cowan ruled that the appropriate court papers seeking...
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Bizarre legal battle over Charles Manson's body and estate begins in L.A. court
LATimes - about 1 month
The fight over Charles Manson’s body and property became more complicated after a hearing in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom Monday. Saying that dispensing the killer’s property and his remains were two different legal decisions, Probate Judge David J. Cowan told the killer’s longtime pen pal...
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Battle over Charles Manson's body has become 'like a circus,' Kern County official says
LATimes - about 2 months
Even in death, Charles Manson is proving to be troublesome for authorities. A month after the notorious mass murderer died in a Bakersfield hospital, several people are poised tomake a claim on his remains. This has put the final disposition of Manson in limbo, setting the stage for a decidedly...
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La lucha por los restos de Charles Manson se ha convertido en un "circo", dice el abogado del condado de Kern
LATimes - about 2 months
Incluso muerto, Charles Manson es un problema para las autoridades. Un mes después de su muerte en un hospital de Bakersfield, al menos cinco personas se han presentado para reclamar sus restos. Con tantas partes compitiendo por el cadáver, el abogado del condado de Kern presentó  una petición...
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Fight for Charles Manson's remains has turned into a 'circus,' Kern County attorney says
LATimes - about 2 months
Even in death, Charles Manson is proving to be troublesome for authorities. A month after Manson died in a Bakersfield hospital, at least five people have stepped forward to claim his remains. With so many parties vying for the body, the Kern County Counsel filed paperwork in Los Angeles County...
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Relatives, others want remains of cult leader Charles Manson
Fox News - 2 months
The body of murder mastermind Charles Manson was barely cold when competing bids began for his remains and belongings among relatives and longtime associates.
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Why Some Women Are Attracted To Serial Killers Like Charles Manson
Huffington Post - 3 months
Strangely enough, some women see convicted murderers as “the perfect boyfriend."
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Key figures in Manson case: Cult disciples, rich and famous
Fox News - 3 months
Cult leader Charles Manson, who directed his "family" to carry out a series of shocking murders in 1969 in a bid to start a race war he called "Helter Skelter," died of natural causes at 83.
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Charles Manson -- America's poster child for our fascination with evil and fear
Fox News - 3 months
Charles Manson will not be missed by anyone. Yet we keep searching for his heir.
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Where are they now? Charles Manson's family, four decades after horrific murders
LATimes - 3 months
Charles Manson and his murderous "family" killed nine people in Los Angeles in their 1969 rampage. Where are the family members now?
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Former 'Manson family' member reveals details of her relationship with Charles Manson
ABC News - 4 months
Dianne Lake, the youngest member of the so-called "Manson family" is breaking her silence on her personal relationship with convicted mass murderer Charles Manson.
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Ex-Charles Manson Follower Must Get Past Governor to See Freedom
Yahoo News - 6 months
Getting the approval of a parole panel was the easy part for Leslie Van Houten
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Charles Manson
  • 2016
    Age 81
    In July 2016, former Manson follower Leslie Van Houten's petition for parole was endorsed by the parole board and forwarded to California governor Jerry Brown who rejected it.
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  • 2015
    Age 80
    In 2015, NBC premiered the crime drama Aquarius, with Gethin Anthony playing Manson.
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  • 2014
    Age 79
    On November 17, 2014, it was announced that Manson was engaged to 26-year-old Afton Elaine "Star" Burton while still in prison, and had obtained a marriage license on November 7. Burton had been visiting Manson in prison for at least nine years, and maintained several websites that claimed his innocence. The wedding license expired on February 5, 2015, without a marriage ceremony taking place.
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  • 2012
    Age 77
    On October 4, 2012, Bruce Davis, who had been convicted of the murder of Shorty Shea and the attempted robbery by Manson Family members of a Hawthorne gun shop in 1971, was recommended for parole by the California Department of Corrections' parole board at his 27th parole hearing.
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    Manson was denied parole for the 12th time on April 11, 2012.
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  • 2010
    Age 75
    In 2010, the Los Angeles Times reported that Manson was caught with a cell phone in 2009, and had contacted people in California, New Jersey, Florida and British Columbia.
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  • 2009
    Age 74
    In November 2009, a Los Angeles DJ and songwriter named released correspondence and other evidence indicating he may have been biologically fathered by Manson.
    In March 2009, a photograph taken of a 74-year-old Manson, showing a receding hairline, grizzled gray beard and hair and the swastika tattoo still prominent on his forehead, was released to the public by California corrections officials.
  • 2007
    Age 72
    On September 5, 2007, MSNBC aired The Mind of Manson, a complete version of a 1987 interview at California's San Quentin State Prison.
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  • 1998
    Age 63
    In a 1998 - 99 interview in Seconds magazine, Bobby Beausoleil rejected the view that Manson ordered him to kill Gary Hinman.
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  • 1997
    Age 62
    In June 1997, Manson was found to have been trafficking in drugs by a prison disciplinary committee.
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  • 1984
    Age 49
    On September 25, 1984, while imprisoned at the California Medical Facility at Vacaville, Manson was severely burned by a fellow inmate who poured paint thinner on him and set him alight.
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  • 1981
    Age 46
    Telling the authorities that prison had become his home, he requested permission to stay, a fact touched on in a 1981 television interview with Tom Snyder.
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  • 1967
    Age 32
    Manson himself has stated that he "could" be the father, acknowledging the biological mother and a sexual relationship with her during 1967; this was nearly two years before the Family began its murderous phase.
    By March 21, 1967, his release day, he had spent more than half of his 32 years in prisons and other institutions.
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  • 1966
    Age 31
    In June 1966, Manson was sent, for the second time in his life, to Terminal Island, in preparation for early release.
  • 1963
    Age 28
    In 1963, Leona was granted a divorce, in the pursuit of which she alleged that she and Manson had a son, Charles Luther.
  • 1961
    Age 26
    Although the Mann Act charge had been dropped, the attempt to cash the Treasury check was still a federal offense. His September 1961 annual review noted he had a "tremendous drive to call attention to himself", an observation echoed in September 1964.
    In July 1961, after a year spent unsuccessfully appealing the revocation of his probation, Manson was transferred from the Los Angeles County Jail to the United States Penitentiary at McNeil Island.
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  • 1960
    Age 25
    When he disappeared, in violation of his probation, a bench warrant was issued; an April 1960 indictment for violation of the Mann Act followed.
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  • 1959
    Age 24
    In September 1959, he pleaded guilty to a charge of attempting to cash a forged U.S. Treasury check.
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  • 1958
    Age 23
    Manson received five years' parole in September 1958, the same year in which Rosalie received a decree of divorce.
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  • 1957
    Age 22
    In March 1957, when the visits from his wife ceased, his mother informed him Rosalie was living with another man.
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  • 1956
    Age 21
    His subsequent failure to appear at a Los Angeles hearing on an identical charge filed in Florida resulted in his March 1956 arrest in Indianapolis.
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  • 1955
    Age 20
    After temporarily honoring a parole condition that he live with his aunt and uncle in West Virginia, Manson moved in with his mother in that same state. In January 1955, he married a hospital waitress named Rosalie Jean Willis, with whom, by his own account, he found genuine, if short-lived, marital happiness.
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  • 1954
    Age 19
    Good work habits and a rise in his educational level from the lower fourth to the upper seventh grade won him a May 1954 parole.
  • 1952
    Age 17
    In September 1952, a number of other serious disciplinary offenses resulted in his transfer to the Federal Reformatory at Chillicothe, Ohio, a more secure institution.
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  • 1951
    Age 16
    In October 1951, on a psychiatrist's recommendation, Manson was transferred to Natural Bridge Honor Camp, a minimum security institution.
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    After many failed attempts, he escaped with two other boys in 1951.
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  • 1942
    Age 7
    Upon her 1942 parole, Manson's mother retrieved her son and lived with him in a series of run-down hotel rooms.
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  • 1939
    Age 4
    When Manson's mother and her brother were sentenced to five years' imprisonment for robbing a Charleston, West Virginia, service station in 1939 by brandishing a ketchup bottle, Manson was placed in the home of an aunt and uncle in McMechen, West Virginia.
  • 1937
    Age 2
    His biological father appears to have been Colonel Walker Scott (May 11, 1910December 30, 1954) against whom Kathleen Maddox filed a paternity suit that resulted in an agreed judgment in 1937.
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  • 1934
    Born on November 12, 1934.
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