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Charles Manson

Charles Milles Manson (born November 12, 1934) is an American criminal and musician who led what became known as the Manson Family, a quasi-commune that arose in California in the late 1960s. He was found guilty of conspiracy to commit the murders of Sharon Tate and Leno and Rosemary LaBianca 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 objective. Manson believed in what he called "Helter Skelter," a term he took from the song of the same name by The Beatles. Manson believed Helter Skelter to be an impending apocalyptic race war, which he described in his own version of the lyrics to the Beatles' song. He believed his murders would help precipitate that war. From the beginning of his notoriety, a pop culture arose around him 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

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John Stamos -- The Beach Boys NEVER Play Their Charles Manson Song

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The Beach Boys NEVER Play Their Charles Manson Song

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Sharon Tate's Sister -- 'Manson Family XXX' Will Be Released Over My Dead Body

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'Manson Family XXX' Will Be Released Over My Dead Body

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- 59 days ago
Casey Anthony -- Website Making Killing Off her Purses

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Website Making Killing Off Her Purses

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- 221 days ago
Famed Charles Manson Prosecutor Hospitalized After Cancer Surgery

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Hospitalized After Cancer Surgery

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… READ MORE >

- 783 days ago
Charles Manson -- Parole Denied

Charles Manson
Parole Denied

Infamous mass murderer Charles Manson just lost his last real shot at freedom ... the parole board just denied his latest request for release.The hearing took place at Corcoran State Prison in… READ MORE >

- 864 days ago
Lindsay & Marilyn Manson -- The Beautiful People

Lindsay & Marilyn Manson -- The Beautiful People

Now that Lindsay Lohan is hoping to land a role in an upcoming Charles Manson movie ... the actress spent her Sunday night with a dude who named himself after the psychopath. Lohan and anti-Christ… READ MORE >

- 1195 days ago
Marilyn Manson & Lindsay Lohan -- Possible Co-Stars

Marilyn Manson & Lindsay Lohan -- Possible Co-Stars

Who'da thunk -- Marilyn Manson wants a part in a movie that could soon be starring Lindsay Lohan ... TMZ has learned ... a biopic about infamous psychopath Charles Manson.Sources connected with… READ MORE >

- 1226 days ago
Charles Manson's Attorney Asks Obama For Help

Charles Manson's Attorney
Asks Obama For Help

Charles Manson's lawyer has just sent a fax to President Obama, asking for mercy.Giovanni Di Stefano -- known as "The Devil's Advocate" -- tells TMZ, he wants the Prez to set Manson free.Di… READ MORE >

- 1277 days ago
Charles Manson -- My Prison Valentine

Charles Manson -- My Prison Valentine

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