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Man accused of sneaking Manson a cellphone

Man accused of sneaking Manson a cellphone

CORCORAN, Calif., March 27 (UPI) -- A California man was arrested on allegations he tried to sneak a cellphone to imprisoned cult leader Charles Manson at Corcoran State Prison, officials said.

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LAPD awarded Manson follower's tapes

LOS ANGELES, March 27 (UPI) -- Conversations taped 40-years ago between a Charles Manson's follower and his late attorney can be handed over to police, a judge in California ruled.

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Calif. mulls more prison releases

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- California prison reform advocates are calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to release more "low-risk" inmates and reduce overcrowding in the state's prison system.

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LA police seek tapes in Manson-era murders

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Los Angeles police say audio tapes recorded more than four decades ago by a follower of mass murderer Charles Manson may help them close 12 unsolved homicides.

Parole recommendation for Bruce Davis

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The California Parole Board Thursday recommended parole for Bruce Davis, a convicted killer and former associate of Charles Manson.

Mich. man on trial hides facial tattoos

MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- A man on trial in the fatal stabbing of a Michigan woman robbed of jewelry worth $2 is wearing makeup to hide devil horn tattoos on his face, his lawyer says.

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Mass killer Breivik sentenced in Norway

OSLO, Norway, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Anders Breivik, who killed 77 people in Norway, was declared sane Friday and sentenced to 21 years in prison -- a sentence that can be extended indefinitely.

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Charles Manson
A photo taken of Miss Susan Atkins, convicted mass murderer, and once a member of the Charles Manson 'family'. She stands behind the fenced-in women's prison on August 20, 1981. She got married to self-described millionaire Donald Lee Baisure on September 2, 1981 in Frontera, CA. He turned out not be a millionaire at all and had been married 35 times already. She had the marriage annuled. (UPI Photo/Rich Lipski/Files)

Charles Milles Manson (born November 12, 1934) is an American criminal who led what became known as the Manson Family, a quasi-commune that arose in California in the late 1960s.:163–4, 313 He was found guilty of conspiracy to commit the Tate/LaBianca murders carried out by members of the group at his instruction. He was convicted of the murders through the joint-responsibility rule, which makes each member of a conspiracy guilty of crimes his fellow conspirators commit in furtherance of the conspiracy's object.

Manson is associated with "Helter Skelter," a term he took from the song "Helter Skelter," written and recorded by The Beatles. Manson misconstrued the lyrics to be about an apocalyptic race war he believed the murders were intended to precipitate. From the beginning of his notoriety, this connection with rock music linked him with a pop culture in which he ultimately became an emblem of insanity, violence and the macabre. The term was later used by Manson prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi as the title of a book he wrote about the Manson murders.

At the time the Family began to form, Manson was an unemployed ex-convict, who had spent half of his life in correctional institutions for a variety of offenses. Before the murders, he was a singer-songwriter on the fringe of the Los Angeles music industry, chiefly through a chance association with Dennis Wilson, founding member and drummer of The Beach Boys. After Manson was charged with the crimes he was later convicted of, recordings of songs written and performed by him were released commercially. Artists, including Guns N' Roses, White Zombie and Marilyn Manson, have covered his songs.

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