Manson Family member Davis ill

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- Manson Family member Bruce Davis fainted Wednesday, prompting an indefinite delay in his parole hearing, California corrections officials said.
Judge: LAPD may review Manson member tapes

Judge: LAPD may review Manson member tapes

LOS ANGELES, May 30 (UPI) -- Los Angeles police detectives may review interviews between a Charles Manson family member convicted of murder and his attorney, a Texas judge ruled.

Anti-climate change ad features killer

CHICAGO, May 5 (UPI) -- The head of a Chicago think tank said the group would take down billboards linking climate change concern to figures like Fidel Castro and Osama bin Laden.
Charles Manson denied parole for 12th time

Charles Manson denied parole for 12th time

SACRAMENTO, April 11 (UPI) -- A California parole board Wednesday denied Charles Manson, mastermind of one of the most infamous killing sprees in U.S. history, parole for a 12th time.

Charles Manson showing age in new photo

CORCORAN, Calif., April 5 (UPI) -- Notorious killer Charles Manson has long gray hair and beard, a photo issued by California prison officials shows.

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Manson follower Watson denied parole

IONE, Calif., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Charles "Tex" Watson, who took part in the Manson Family's murderous exploits in the 1960s, was again denied parole Wednesday in California, authorities said.

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Manson likens himself to Christ

Manson likens himself to Christ

CORCORAN, Calif., April 19 (UPI) -- On the 40th anniversary of his sentencing, Charles Manson is portraying himself as a Christ-like martyr in an interview with a Spanish magazine.
Manson seeks new trial

Manson seeks new trial

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The attorney who represented former Iraqi despot Saddam Hussein said he is representing U.S. killer Charles Manson in his effort to win a new trial.
Manson found with a smuggled cellphone

Manson found with a smuggled cellphone

CORCORON, Calif., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Charles Manson, mastermind of one of the most notorious killing sprees in U.S. history, was found with a smuggled cellphone in his cell, prison officials said.

Manson one of many inmates with cellphone

SACRAMENTO, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- California prison officials say they plan to test a system that blocks calls made by inmates using illicit cellphones, including the notorious Charles Manson.

Sketch artist dies in California

PARKFIELD, Calif., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Howard Brodie, a sketch artist who covered three wars and numerous high-profile court cases including the trial of Charles Manson, has died, his son said.

Manson 'family' member parole denied

SACRAMENTO, June 29 (UPI) -- A former member of the Charles Manson family has had his parole recommendation denied by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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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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