Charles Milles Manson (born November 12, 1934) is an American criminal & Sociopath 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 seven people, actress Sharon Tate and four other people at Tate's home, and the next day, a married couple, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, all carried out by members of the group at his instruction. All involved were convicted.
Weston State Hospital was designed to house 250 patients but by 1949 a ghastly 2400 people lived there. Charles Manson spent time there during the height of its over population. Closed its doors for good in 1994,
Barker Ranch, in Californias Death Valley, was one of three ranches where Manson and his family of followers stayed. He convinced the elderly woman who owned the ranch that he and his friends were musicians, and offered to fix the place up. He also gave her one of the Beach Boys gold records -- a present to Manson from one-time friend and Beach Boy Dennis Wilson.
Charles Manson's Ranches (PHOTOS)
In 1971, tracks from The Beatles White Album were played in the courtroom at the Sharon Tate murder trial
Boyd Rice at a protest for Charles Manson's release from San Quentin Prison an the 1980's.
Sadie Mae Glutz AKA Susan Atkins: Charles Manson Family 1970 Helter Skelter trials Raw Footage
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Roman Polanski in the yard of his home - about where Abigail Folger's body was found.
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A procession of coroner's vehicles starts out the driveway of Sharon Tate's Benedict Canyon home on Cielo Drive, following a night of killing by Charles Manson followers. Dead are: Steven Parent, Abigail Folger, Voytek Frykowski, Jay Sebring and actress Sharon Tate. Date: August 9, 1969.
Some of the Manson family members at Spahn Ranch. From left to right front row: Danny DeCarlo, Jennifer Gentry and Lynne Fromme. From left to right back row: Catherine Share, Chuck Lovett, Mary Theresa Brunner, Cathy Gillies, Sandra Good and Ruth Ann Morehouse.