Charles Manson burst into America’s consciousness following a series of bizarre murders near Beverly Hills, CA. Manson has resided in the Corcoran State Prison in California since January, 1971 (at age 37) after receiving NINE consecutive life sentences. The judge REALLY wanted Manson put away for good!
On August 9, 1969, Manson ordered four of his followers (three women & one man) to go to the home of Director Roman Polanski and his wife, the beautiful actress Sharon Tate, and kill everyone inside.
As the evening wore on, these four psychopaths slaughtered six people, including Sharon Tate’s unborn baby. Their first victim, the caretaker for the mansion, was shot dead down the road.
While one of them kept watch, the other three then broke into the mansion, herded the four occupants into the living room and tied them up. Jay Sebring was shot and viciously kicked as he tried to protect the pregnant Tate.
Heiress Abigail Folger and her friend Wojciech Frykowski managed to escape from the house. Unfortunately, they were chased down and slaughtered. Frykowski was beaten to death and Folger was stabbed 28 times.
Eight-month pregnant Tate pleaded for the life of her unborn baby. After Susan Atkins, one of Manson’ followers, stabbed her repeatedly in the stomach, she used Tate’s blood to write the word “pig” on the front door. Atkins later admitted that she had wanted to cut out Tate’s unborn baby but didn’t have the time.
THE SLAUGHTER CONTINUED
The next night, Manson and three others went to the home of a wealthy couple not far from the Polanski residence. Leno & Rosemary LaBianca were slaughtered in the same horrifying fashion.
Law enforcement believes that members of this group carried out some 35 killings. Most of these cases were never tried, either for lack of evidence or because the monsters were already sentenced to life for the Tate/La Bianca killings.
Manson and three female followers were convicted of murder and sentenced to death. All were spared execution when a U.S. Supreme Court ruling banned the death penalty in 1972.
HELTER SKELTER: THE MANSON FAMILY CULT
This so-called “family” was a group of about 100 followers of Manson, including numerous impressionable young women, who habitually used hallucinogenic drugs such as LSD and magic mushrooms. After Manson was released from prison for petty crimes in 1967, the “family” made their way to a deserted ranch in the San Fernando Valley.
Manson’s followers began to believe, without question, Manson’s claims that he was Jesus and his prophecies of a race war. These murders were committed because Manson believed they would start a race war. After the murder trials, the prosecutor, Vincent Bugliosi, wrote the book “Helter Skelter” to try to explain the pathology of this “family.”
MANSON’S HIT LIST
Hollywood elites were the targets of their rage. According to one “family” member, Susan Atkins, other high-profile stars were on a list to be killed and mutilated. These included actress Elizabeth Taylor and actor husband Richard Burton, singer Frank Sinatra, actor Steve McQueen and singer Tom Jones. According to Atkins the “family” wanted to commit murders that would shock the world and make people take notice.
RACIST MANSON THOUGHT BLACKS WERE STUPID
Various motivations were examined during the course of the trial. The most feasible was that Manson’s pathological ego, insanity and belief in Armageddon were influences that led him to leave behind a trail of destruction. Manson believed that he was the new Messiah and that after a “nuclear attack” he and his followers would be saved by hiding in a secret world under the desert.
His deluded visions included a belief that the race war would result in a black victory, and Manson & his “family” would have to mentor the black community, as they would be unable to run the planet.
As Manson and his followers were to be the beneficiaries of the race war, he told his followers that they had to help initiate it. According to one of his female followers, this was the primary reason why they murdered the LaBiancas.
Manson took murdered Rosemary Bianca’s wallet with plans to deposit it in a section of L.A. where an African American might find it, use it and then possibly have the murders pinned on them.
MANSON’S LIFE OF CRIME
For 16 years, beginning at age 17, Manson was rarely out of prison due to convictions on a variety of offenses, including “pimping” and passing stolen checks. He was sent to McNeil Island prison in Washington State for 10 years. During this time, the 5-foot 2-inch Manson overpowered afellow male prisoner and raped him.
Manson was described by probation reports as suffering from a “marked degree of rejection, instability and psychic trauma” and “constantly striving for status and securing some kind of love.” Other descriptions included “unpredictable” and “safe only under supervision.”
Prior to his death Manson was in prison for 48 straight years. He was pathologically deluded. Good riddance!