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Today is Wednesday, Aug. 9, the 221st day of 2006 with 144 to follow.
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Manson trial judge dies

LOS ANGELES, June 21 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charles Herman Older, who presided over the murder trial of mass killer Charles Manson, has died at age 88.

Radio trio suing over death request

SAN FRANCISCO, June 8 (UPI) -- Three San Francisco radio personalities are suing the station that fired them for encouraging listeners to kill comedian Penn Jillette.

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Today is Wednesday, March 29, the 88th day of 2006 with 277 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, March 29, the 88th day of 2006 with 277 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2006 with 340 to follow.
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'Freaky' musical to get 2006 release

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A stop motion animated musical inspired by the Manson family murders will finally be released in U.S. theaters early next year.

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Today is Monday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2005 with 117 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Aug. 9, the 221st day of 2005 with 144 to follow.
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Mia Farrow defends Polanski sex claims

LONDON, July 19 (UPI) -- Actress Mia Farrow told a London Court Tuesday director Roman Polanski ignored two women who came onto him after his wife's death.

Polanski accuses Vanity Fair of libel

LONDON, July 18 (UPI) -- Director Roman Polanski testified via video from Paris Monday that a 2002 Vanity Fair article about actions during his wife's funeral was "absolutely not true."

Mia Farrow to testify in Polanski suit

LONDON, July 3 (UPI) -- Mia Farrow is key witness in a libel action filed in London by director Roman Polanski against Conde Nast, the publisher of Vanity Fair magazine.

9th Circuit overturns 80s death sentence

SAN FRANCISCO, April 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a man's death sentence because his attorney compared him to Charles Manson during closing arguments.

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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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