Charles Manson Family Essay

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The date of August 9, 1969, seems familiar to some people and to others there is no such relevance or significance. On that date, Manson and members of his brainwashed “family” undertook their grisly killing spree in Los Angeles. Charles Manson is a living embodiment of evil. Manson was connected to the brutal slayings of actress Sharon Tate and other Hollywood residents, but he was never actually found guilty of committing the murders himself. The Manson Family is thought to have carried out 35 killings but, most were never tried due to lack of evidence or perpetrators were already sentenced to life for the Tate/La Bianca killings. Manson was born November 12, 1934, in Cincinnati, Ohio. His mother was a 16 year old prostitute at the time of his birth, who was an alcoholic. She married William Manson, but the marriage ended and Charles was placed in a boys school where he …show more content…

Hughes ended up dropping Manson because of defending Van Houten, who Hughes thought could convince the jury that she was under the influence of Manson. That move might have cost Hughes his life, as he went camping and disappeared. His decomposed body was found months later. It was said to be killing set forth by “The Mason Family” for abandoning their leader. Manson’s followers showed no remorse during the trial and even laughed during talk and photos of the crime scenes. Manson, so disturbed and thriving off the media attention and spot light even carved an “X” in the middle of his forehead. Some of his followers did the same thing, others shaved their heads. The “X” gradually turned into the Swastika symbol seen on his forehead today. On January 25, 1971, Charles Manson was convicted of First degree murder for directing the deaths of Tate and Bianca and was sentenced to death, but the Supreme Court invalidated all death sentences prior to 1972. He would be sentenced to life in

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