S: By: Tyler Siesennop
BC: By: Tyler Siesennop
FC: Charles Manson
1: Charles Manson was one of the worst criminals in America. He was found guilty of the Tate/LaBianca murders. He is part of the Helter Skelter. He became an emblem of insanity, violence, and the macabre. Manson was an unemployed ex-convict, who had spent half of his life in correctional institutions for a variety of offenses. | Charles Manson
2: Later on in 1954, he married a women named Rosalie Willis and had a child named Charles Manson Jr. When he still was married he stole cars for extra money. Again he was sent to prison, his wife found someone else and divorced Manson. On March 21, 1967 he was released from prison again. | Charles Manson Jr.
3: Charles Manson was good at manipulating people. He took pieces from various religions to form his own philosophy. Manson told four of his followers to go to 10050 Cielo Drive in Los Angeles and kill the people inside. | Manson Family
4: Manson told four of his followers to go to 10050 Cielo Drive in Los Angeles and kill the people inside. This house once belonged to Terry Melcher, the man who had not helped Manson with his music career. However, Melcher no longer lived there, an actress named Sharon Tate and her husband had rented the house. August 9th 1969, four of Manson's followers brutally murdered Tate, her unborn baby, and four others who were visiting her. | Tate
5: The next night the members killed Leno and Rosemary LaBianca in their home. On January 25, Manson was found guilty of first degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder. On March 29, 1971, Manson was sentenced to death. Manson's death sentence was automatically commuted to life in prison when a 1972 decision by the Supreme Court of California temporarily eliminated the state's death penalty. California's eventual reinstatement of capital punishment did not affect Manson, who is currently locked up at Corcoran State Prison. Charles Manson now serves a lifetime sentence.