Mass Murderer Charles Manson Dies at 83: Here’s All About The Cult Leader And His Group

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Mass Murderer Charles Manson Dies at 83: Here’s All About The Cult Leader And His Group

Describing himself as a reincarnation of Jesus Christ, He and his followers committed at least nine murders

Charles Manson, the notorious 1960s American cult leader whose followers committed bestial murders and shocked the world, died on 19 November 2017 of natural causes. He was 83 years old. He had orchestrated many murders and that landed him and his followers who are known as Mason Family in jail for rest of their lives. He ultimately became an emblem of violence and insanity. “He was the dictatorial ruler of the (Manson) family, the king, the Maharaja. And the members of the family were slavishly obedient to him,” former Manson prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi told CNN in the year 2015. Here are the details of the cult leader and his group.

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Describing himself as a reincarnation of Jesus Christ, He and his followers whom he called Manson family committed at least nine murders but it was the horrendous homicide spree of seven people during 1969 earned him life in prison. The aim of their murders was to blame African Americans so that it would result in an apocalyptic race war which he dubbed as ‘Helter Skelter’ a word taken from the Beatles song of the same name. He and his group are known for killing eight months pregnant Hollywood actress Sharon Tate and four others at her home. Charles never physically committed any of the crimes but he was the mastermind behind all the nine deaths. He brainwashed hippie youth to murder people at his behest.

Manson, who had never shown any sign of regret, was sentenced to death in 1971 along with four of his followers but later on, that was abolished and the sentences were commuted to life. Charles who spent half of his life in prison was described as “Vicious Svengali”, “A talented manipulator” and “The devil”.  Manson has been in prison for more than four decades was married twice before he was jailed and later he was even allowed to get married in the year 2014 to a 26-year-old who had been visiting him in prison. Even after a half-century, the killings by Manson Family bring a chill down the spine and dark fascination can be seen even today in various media. Any thoughts? Sound off in the comments below.