Charles Manson dead at 83
Written By: Grave Reviews Staff
Charles Manson, born November 12, 1934 died this past Sunday, November 19, 2017.
Manson was the leader of a cult known as the Manson family. He was fascinated with the word, “Helter Skelter,” which described a post- apocalyptic race war. The term is also the name of a Beatles song and is often associated with Manson.
The group conspired and killed a total of 9 people. In 1971, Manson was found guilty of First-Degree Murder and Conspiracy for killing seven people in a California Criminal Court. One of the murdered victims was actress, Sharon Tate. Responders saw the word, Helter Skelter on Tate’s wall st her home in blood.
Manson was originally sentenced to death, but the sentence was later amended to life in prison after the death penalty was abolished. Manson was also found guilty of First-Degree Murder for the deaths of two additional people.
Charles Manson Dead at 83
Manson spent his days at various state prisons including the California State Prison located in Corcoran, California. He was reported to have died from natural causes.
Prior to his death, Manson had conducted many interviews with reporters. There have even been documentaries about his life. One reporter concluded that his actions were an act of “frustration” with society.
Certainly one of the most iconic mass murderers of the 20th century. His death will probably not be mourned, but his legacy will continue.
It may be a personal feeling, but lately we are hearing about more mass murders throughout the country and the world. Whether it is just people’s “frustration” as the reporter saw it or pure evil tendencies, no one will ever know. One thing is for sure, evil does and will continue to exist.
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