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Transcript of Charles Manson
Kathleen, his mother, was negligent; Charles' grandparents were very strict and religious.
Charles spent his early years living with relatives along the eastern border of Kentucky, as well as staying in several boys homes or reform homes.
As a teenager, Charles had to live entirely on his own income; committing robberies.
Life in California He was on parole, but refused to stop committing crimes.
He was incarcerated in Terminal Island Prison, During which time his wife and newly born son left, never to be seen again.
The Family's Beliefs Manson found his love in music. Dennis Miller broke of talk of recording music, which apparently angered Manson.
Manson became obsessive with the Beatle's song, Helter Skelter.
Helter Skelter, as Manson prophesied was a revolution that would be led by the African American population, basically a race war. First Blood Over time, Manson's Helter Skelter never occured, so he believed that the African Americans needed help in started the revolution.
He told his followers to start a crime spree.
When one of his followers stole money from a drug dealer, the drug dealer tried to get it back. Manson shot him in the stomach.
From this point, the family around the ranch were armed, waiting for the coming revolution.
He convinced them that he was Jesus.
Trial The police really didnt have anything to go by until a member of the family, Susan Adkins, confessed in detail about the crimes.
Another family member tried to convince the court that Manson didn't have any direct ties to the murders.
Manson wanted to represent himself, and after being disruptive in the courtroom, the judge took away that right. Charles carved the X on his forehead. Early life Cont. Charles started out stealing small items, then bikes, and finally moved to items like cars.
He wasn't a successful thief, he got caught many times.
In prison, he committed a great number of assaults.
He married when he got out - to Rosalie Willis- and they decided to start a new life in california.
He stole a car to travel. He was caught, but the court was lenient since his wife was pregnant. The Family Manson started to gather a following. They believed he was a prophet or guru of some sort.
This cult was very nomadic, moving all over Califonria.
They eventually settled in at a place called Spahn's Ranch.
Manson lived with his followers, most of which were female.
At least one bore him child; possible many of his children were born here, but most likely killed or aborted.
The Family was very involved in celebrity life in Hollywood - Charles met with Dennis Willson, and talked about recording music. Gary Hinman Gary Hinman was the first murder by Manson and the Family.
Manson wanted 20,000 dollars from Hinman.
He sent three members of his family to get the money.
Manson came to help talk Hinman into giving up the money. He cut of Hinmans ear with a sword.
He left the three members there to get the money; They eventually stabbed Hinman to death after about 3 days. Cielo Drive Manson told his followers to go to 10050 Cielo Drive, the place where Terry Melcher once lived.
Manson gave orders to kill everyone there.
Charles Watson, Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Linda Kasbian, all followers of Manson, murdered and mutilated Steven Parent, Jay Sebring, Wojciech Frykowski, Abigail Folger, Sharon Tate, and Sharon Tate's unborn child.
Their bodies were left lying in the floor, bloody and misshapen. Reno and Rosemary LaBianca The day following the murders of Tate and her friends, Manson once again set out for another home, this time the home of Reno and Rosemary LaBianca.
Manson allegedly left his followers to do the dirty work.
They Seperated them, tied them up, and murdered them.
Afterword, they showered and dined in the home. Evading/Captured Donald Shae tipped police to the location of Manson and his involvement in the crimes.
Manson shot Shae and buried him in the backyard of the ranch.
Manson and the family fled to another ranch closer to Death Valley, Barker Ranch.
The police followed.
The police raided the ranch, and arrested several members of the family. Manson was arrested when he returned several days later.
Other than Manson hiding in a bathroom closet, the raid went without incident. Sentence The jury found Charles Manson, and the four members of his family guilty of all charges of first degree murder.
They were all sentenced to death in the gas chamber.
California outlawed the death penalty in 1972, so Manson and the family wouldn't be put to death. Bardsley, Marilyn. "Charles Manson and the Manson Family." TruTV.com. N.d. Web. 20 Feb 2013.
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