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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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CBS brass tone down 'Helter Skelter'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- CBS brass asked producers to tone down the violence in an upcoming TV adaptation of the best-seller "Helter Skelter," the Los Angeles Times said Monday.

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Video of the Week: 'The Pianist'

LOS ANGELES, May 26 (UPI) -- Although "The Pianist" was the second biggest winner at the Academy Awards -- taking home Oscars for Best Director, Actor, and Adaptation -- Roman Polanski's Ho
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

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A Blast from the Past

In 1979, the House Select Committee on Assassinations released its final report on the assassinations of President Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. The panel concluded JFK had been assassinated as a result of a conspiracy, although n
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A Blast from the Past

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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)
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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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