Charles Manson- Charles Manson is a convicted serial killer who has become an icon of evil. In the late 1960s, Manson founded a hippie cult group known as "the Family" whom he manipulated into brutally killing others on his behalf.
The Manson Family. In 1969, on August 8, Charlie Manson told Family members at Spahn Ranch, “now is the time for Helter Skelter.” That evening the family, under the direction of Manson, would commit the famous murder of Sharon Tate, leading to other murders over the two day period.
Charles Manson led the so-called Manson Family who killed 9 people over five weeks in the summer of 1969. Among their victims were actress Sharon Tate, who was more than 8 months pregnant. Manson was sentenced to death, but the death penalty was abolished in California and he continues to serve his sentence in Corcoran State Prison.