Charles Manson

. He and his cult, "The Family," together killed
seven people, bloodied and butchered. The people who he and others killed,
the Tate and LaBianca families, were wealthy and well-off. What could have
made them do such a thing without pity or remorse? Read on........

MANSON: The Man Himself

In 1954, Manson set up a commune-based cult, drawing in hippies,
drifters. and the unemployed at the Spahn Ranch, near Los Angeles. Manson
had lovely ideas and his followers or "Family" regarded him as a Christ-
like figure. They indulged in free love practices, pseudo religious
ceremonies, and used drugs such as marijuana and LSD.

The Black Panthers were a major black movement in the ...

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prosecution witness, a
potential danger to Manson, so faithful members of the "Family" tried to
kill her with a hamburger laced with LSD. Before her testimony, another
"Family" member, Gary Hinman, who had also fled he group, was killed
because he had betrayed the "Family." As you can see, the punishment for
crossing the "Family" was severe.

Manson makes claims to thirty-five murders. Although he was convicted
for others, there was not enough evidence to bring him to trial for the
thirty five.


The driving force behind Manson's killing was hard to prove and hard
to believe. Manson had a plan in his head. When the Beatles first
released "The White Album," it was a hit. Manson listened to it often. He
had a great devotion to the Beatles, who he believed spoke to him across
the oceans in their lyrics and songs. Manson saw the 4 Beatles as the 4
Angels that announced the ending of the world in the bible. (Armageddon)

On "The White ...

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Manson believed he foresaw this
even before the trial.


The killers of the Tate and LaBianca families now serve life in prison.
Four people, all part of the "Family" were convicted of these murders:
Charles Manson, Susan Atkins, Leslie Van Houten, and Patricia Krenwinkle.
It is interesting to see that most of the killers are women. Another woman,
Linda Kasabian, who drove the killers to the murder scene, turned state's
evidence, and literally, got away with murder. Charles Watson was another
member of Manson's group and was a Texan citizen, so he was tried under
Texan Law. The others were tried in Los Angeles. He was also given ...

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