Charles Manson, the once unbeloved artist who ended up full of rage and being one of the most iconic killers of the 60s, died Sunday night at a hospital in Kern County, California. He was 83.
The Charles Manson name left the US and people across the world speechless after all the harm and hate the man created on an August 1969 night, in Los Angeles, California. For many, he was the brain and head of the Manson family. To others, he was the leader and the representation of evil.
Manson was serving an entire life in jail after being sentenced for the deaths of seven people — one of them was the famous film actress Sharon Tate, who was eight months pregnant. Tate was married to the film director Roman Polanski.
According to the authorities, Manson died due to natural causes at 20:13 local hour (04:13 Monday).
Almost 60 years have passed since the horrifying events caused by Manson, and people are still perplexed by his acts.
Sharon Tate’s murder
On August 9, 1969, several disciples and Manson entered to Shannon Tate’s house at Benedict Canyon, LA, and murdered her along with four other people: Jay Sebring, 35 years old; Voytek Frykowski, 32; Abigail Folger, 25; and Steven Parent, 18.
The next day, the same group killed a marriage formed by Leno and Rosemary LaBianca at their Los Angeles house.
However, Manson did not “really” commit any murder using his own hands. He was condemned after all the people he evilly manipulated and controlled to carry such horrifying murders. He only needed his words to seduce people and make them act as he wanted.
In 1971, Manson was first condemned to die. However, the death penalty was abolished in 1972 by the California’s Supreme Court, and then Manson’s sentence.
According to the prison’s authorities, Manson never changed in all the 40 years of the sentence. He didn’t even try. Manson stayed shameless, regretless, and incorrigible. He was trouble for the officials.
Once a trouble, always a trouble
Charles Miller Maddox was born on November 12, 1934, at Cincinnati, Ohio. He then turned his last name after his stepfather, William Manson.
Manson used to publicly tell that he grew up in a low-income environment full of troubles. His mother, Kathleen, was only 16 when she had him. She was an alcoholic prostitute.
According to Jeff Guinn, the Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson’s author, Manson indeed was poor and lived in a poor environment. Although he seemed to be pretty intelligent, it was hard for him to learn how to read and write.
When he was 5, his mother and uncle went to jail after attacking a gas station. When Manson was 13, he was already armed and robbing in the streets.
Manson’s sister, cousins and childhood friends once said that Charles always let people see how violent he was. When he was only five, he used to make his friends — mostly women — attack other students he didn’t like. When they were caught, Manson used to tell the adults that he wasn’t involved.
Unfortunately, it was an attitude that he maintained until he was an adult.