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Charles Manson Prosecutor

Hospitalized

After Cancer Surgery

7/1/2012 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The man who put Charles Manson in prison is currently hospitalized in California, following complications from cancer surgery ... TMZ has learned.

Former prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi's wife tells TMZ, her husband underwent surgery back in April for stage 2 cancer.

According to his wife, the surgery appeared to be successful at first, but Vincent experienced complications shortly after, and was admitted to the ICU. Vincent's wife wouldn't specify the nature of the complications.

Vincent's wife adds, "He has been in very bad shape for some time. He regained consciousness this week, finally starting to be on the road to recovery. He's going to be in rehab for a long time."

Vincent left the ICU last week but is still hospitalized.

Thanks to Vincent's badassness back in the day -- Charles Manson was convicted of seven murders in 1971 and sentenced to death. Manson's death sentence was reduced to life in prison a year later when California abolished the death penalty.

77-year-old Manson's latest request for release was denied in April -- and since he's not up for parole again for another 15 years, chances are he'll die behind bars.

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BB not bb    

Don't trust the hospital system. They are ties in with the crooked cops and legal system. There is a secret brotherhood throughout and if the wrong players get their hands on you, they will get revenge for defeating their plans, aka Helter Skelter.


Natural therapies work better.

757 days ago
17.

Me    

So sorry to read this. When I was in college in the heyday of Manson, Mr. Bugliosi came to speak. He stayed much longer than necessary, was just a brilliant man and was extremely nice to everyone he spoke to that day. Best wishes to him for a speedy and complete recovery.

757 days ago
18.

ratneck    

dflakfadsdfasre

757 days ago
19.

Woot    

Omg, all the best to you, Vince! Love your tenacity!

757 days ago
20.

Pookie    

Vincent Bugliosi didn't convict Charles Manson. What got Manson convicted was his own behavior in the courtroom and the fact that he had, by all accounts, an incompetent defense attorney.

757 days ago
21.

Raejean    

I'm sorry to hear he's ill. I thought he was a brilliant prosecutor and did us all a huge public service by getting justice done for what actually was a series of horrendous crimes and the wastage of a number of young lives.

757 days ago
22.

nico    

GREAT MAN

757 days ago
23.

danielsimone    

The author Daniel Simone and his collaborator, Heidi Ley, are developing a book titled, A Psychological Collision. Unlike all the previous books and stories that have depicted Charles Manson as the most evil mass murderer, Daniel Simone and Heidi Ley will outline, illustrate, and describe the true facts about Charles Manson, his followers, the Tate/Labianca slaughter, and trial. For the first time in forty-two years the truth will be told as to how Vincent Bugliosi used Charles Manson's peculiar philosophy, unconventional ideals, and stupididy for his own self-serving gains. The book will offer substantiated and irrefutable evidence that Charles Manson was convicted on nothing but theories, hypothesis, and conjecture fabricated by Vincent Bugliosi. Moreover, every witness presented by Bugliosi were criminals who testified to whatever they were told to say in order to save themselves from being prosecuted for criminal charges that had been pending against them. As for the four killers who actually carried out the murders, contrary to Bugliosi's contention that they had been influenced and directed by Manson, Charles Watson, Patricia Krenwinkel, Susan Atkins, and Leslie Van Houten, were violent, misguided youngsters who all had a history of psychotic behaviors with felonious tendencies. They did not need Manson's influence and committed the brutal killings strictly by reason of their viscious propensities and drug-ravaged minds.

756 days ago
24.

Aliken4Atwa    

Vince is one of the best prosecutors to ever step foot in a courtroom? wrote a wonderful book titled "Helter Skelter?" ARE YOU PEOPLE INSANE? HE SUPPRESSED EVIDENSE & LIED TO CONVICT MANSON! YOU GUYS NEED TO DO YOUR HOMEWORK! He was brought up on charges of perjury in the Manson case, charged with beating his preganant mistress, brought up on charges of threatening his milkman's wife etc. I'm sorry to see he's sick & all but come on, cut out all the BS people!

756 days ago
25.

Leaderforearth1    

Don't go gently into that good night Mr. Bugliosi cause the good peoples of the planet love you and want you around to see when eventually G W takes the big fall.

652 days ago
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