California snaps new photo of aging Manson

March 19, 2009 at 9:54 AM
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LOS ANGELES, March 19 (UPI) -- California prison officials say the release of a new photo of Charles Manson was part of a program that routinely updates images of its inmates.

Manson, 74, is serving a life sentence for the killings of actress Sharon Tate and six other victims in a brief but sensational crime spree that terrified the Los Angeles area 40 years ago this August.

The Los Angeles Times said Thursday that the new image taken at Corcoran State Prison shows Manson's gray beard and a receding hairline. The trademark swastika carved in his forehead is still visible but fading

Officials say Manson will be up for parole for the 12th time in 2012.

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