Why Is Charles Manson Criminally Insane

Good Essays
Charles Manson is one of the most notorious criminals in modern American history. Although he did not personally kill anyone, he masterminded the homicides of seven prominent public figures. Although, some reports have reported that there were even more murders;however, there isn’t enough evidence to substantiate it just no other evidence. Some categorize him as criminally insane, but instead of the death penalty the american taxpayers have paid just over two million dollars to house and feed this cold blooded killer. Charles Manson was born Charles Miles Maddox in Cincinnati,Ohio on November 12, 1934 to a young woman named Kathleen Maddox. As indicated by Manson’s family, Kathleen exchanged Charles for a pitcher of beer not long after he…show more content…
He established himself as a guru, and preached about scientology. Young females were attracted to his charisma and started following him. He was able to control, and manipulate his followers through the use of LSD, a hallucinogenic drug. The Manson family moves to an isolated ranch name Spahn Ranch located outside of Chatsworth, California. There were many rules for the family. Some of them were no one was allowed to see a doctor in the beginning, women in the family were required to have children,when it came time for delivery time the mother would be held in the air by the family, Manson would catch the baby and cut the umbilical cord with a guitar string. It is reported that the members of the family also took LSD, smoked marijuana and orgies. Manson was persuaded shear cataclysm was en route. He trusted that the pressure amongst whites and blacks was developing, and that the blacks would rise in insubordination to the whites. He persuaded his followers, “The Family”, that they needed to be together to survive during the chaos. Charles believe that The Beatles had also predicted the racial turmoil, and wrote the White Album filled with subliminal messages, made solely for the family. He is thought to have believed that that The Beatles were angels sent from God to tell him to take control of the…show more content…
The victims were Polanski 's wife, actress Sharon Tate, writer Wojciech Frykowski, coffee heiress Abigail Folger and celebrity hair stylist Jay Sebring. Also killed is Steven Parent, who was a friend of the Tate’s gardener. The murders are committed by Tex Watson, Susan Atkins, and Patricia Krenwinkel. Linda Kasabian accompanies them as a lookout. ("Manson Family Murders Fast Facts." CNN. Cable News Network) Charles Manson instructed them “to go into the Tate house and totally destroy everyone, as gruesome as you can.” While they were trespassing, Steven Parent, a visitor of the residence’s caretaker, William Garretson was leaving the property in his vehicle. Tex Watson, swung a knife at him, and then shot him four times in the chest and abdomen. Tex Watson entred the residence by cutting the screen of a window and opened the front door for Atkins and Krenwinkel, Kasabian was at the end of the driveway to keep watch.Watson entered the residence and found Tate, Folger, Frykowski, and Sebring. Jay Sebring was stabbed in the abdomen and chest four times. Abigail Folger was stabbed a total of 28 times by both Krenwinkel and Watson. Frykowski was stabbed a total of 51 times.Tate witnessing the horrific crimes, pleaded with Atkins for mercy
Get Access