Who was Charles Manson?

2020-09-04 21:53:18 Written by Serial Killer pages

Do you know the story of Charles Manson?


He was born on November 12, 1934, in Cincinnati (Ohio, United States). His childhood was spent in reformatories due to the robberies he committed and the fact that his mother, a young alcoholic, did not take care of him. On one occasion, he declared that he had only one wish: to be famous and a millionaire.

     Manson spent much of the time, between 1951 and 1967, in prison on charges of vehicle theft, fraud, and pimping. It was there that he came into contact with esotericism and became a member of the Church of Scientology. He became fond of music, composing, and became obsessed with the musical group The Beatles.

At Age of 32

     At the age of 32, he left prison and went to San Francisco (1967) where he surrounded himself with a group of young hippies with whom he formed "La Familia" and moved with them to Los Angeles. "The Family", who at the time of their arrest lived in the Barker Ranch, considered themselves the first people of the 144,000 who according to their belief would be saved from the Apocalypse. His interpretation of the Apocalypse was devised from the Beatles song Helter Skelter about an amusement park, from their album White Album (1968).

     Manson argued that African Americans would start a civil war against whites from which they would win. Later they would have to seek the advice of "The Family", the only white survivors of the catastrophe because they were unable to manage their victory. Then The Family would take over the world and African Americans would be its slaves. According to Manson's racist philosophy, African Americans moved in imitation of whites, which is why he ordered the killings to be carried out, to teach African Americans how to start the war.

In 1969

     On the night of August 9, 1969, Susan Atkins, alias "Sexie Sadie", Patricia Krenwinkel, Leslie van Houten and Tex Watson, armed with knives and a rifle, entered a Bel Air mansion in Beverly Hills (Los Angeles, California) and killed actress Sharon Tate (26 and pregnant), Jay Sebring (hairdresser), wealthy 25-year-old heiress Abigail Folger and her lover at the time, Voityck Frykowski, 32. In addition, at the door of the house, they ended the life of Steven Parent, a young man of 18 years, who was also in the house. The victims were at the home of music producer Terry Melcher, who had previously rejected several of the songs composed by Charles Manson.

     After the murders, about 48 hours later Manson entered the home of businessman Leno LaBianca and his wife Rosemary in Los Angeles. He tied them up and let Tex Watson, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Leslie Van Houten in, who murdered the couple. With this new crime, Manson intended to spread the rumor of the race war in Los Angeles. Previously, members of "The Family" had murdered music teacher Gary Hinman, who refused to be part of Manson's musical group.

On March 28, 1971

     On March 29, 1971, Charles Manson (36 years old), and his three followers Leslie Van Houten, 21 years old; Susan Atkins, 22, and Patricia Krenwinkel, 23, were sentenced to the death penalty, after 41 weeks of trial and two years after the crimes.

     During his stay in jail, he was found guilty of drug trafficking in 1997 in the prison where he is serving a sentence and in 2007 the State of California denied him parole. The Board of Parole Hearings said in a statement that Manson, 72, "continues to pose an irrational danger to other people and could harm anyone who comes in contact with him."

     The California prison authorities denied his probation for the twelfth time on April 11, 2012, since Manson was serving 9 life sentences and added hundreds of penalties for misbehavior in jail, where a brow was also recorded in the eyebrows. tattoo in the form of a swastika.


     On January 3, 2017, Manson was admitted for the first time seriously ill to a hospital in the state of California (USA), where he is serving a life sentence for his crimes.