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Charles Manson

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Charles Manson is one of the most notorious convicted murderers in American history, though ironically, there is no evidence that he ever killed anyone himself. In 1971, Los Angeles prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi used his "Helter Skelter" theory to successfully convict Manson and several of his female compatriots of seven murders: the Tate-LaBianca killings that shocked America and the world (the victims included heavily-pregnant movie star Sharon Tate). Manson was subsequently convicted of two other murders: Donald "Shorty" Shea, a hand at the Spahn Ranch where Manson and his cronies and female groupies congregated, who Charlie may have believed snitched on him to the police after the Tate-LaBianca murders; and the earlier murder of music teacher and small-time drug dealer Gary Hinman by Bobby Beausoleil. Although Manson never did any of the actual killing, under the rules of accomplice liability, he was deemed as responsible for the killings as the actual perpetrators who caused the deaths of the nine people. Condemned to death upon conviction, his sentence was commuted to life imprisonment by the State of California after a 1972 Supreme Court decision struck down extant death penalties in the various states. It is highly unlikely that Manson will ever be paroled.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Charles Manson's Death Certificate Released, Died of Cardiac Arrest & Colon Cancer

Charles Manson
Death Certificate Released

Charles Manson died of acute cardiac arrest and complication of a battle with colon cancer. TMZ just obtained Manson's death certificate -- released by Kern County -- and it lists cardiac arrest… READ MORE >

Charles Manson's Grandson Files Probate Docs, Manson's Body Still on Ice

Charles Manson
Grandson Files Probate Docs Manson's Body Still On Ice

Charles Manson's grandson has filed legal docs to handle his notorious grandfather's estate and presumably take possession of his body. Jason Freeman filed the docs asking the court to appoint… READ MORE >

- 10 days ago
Charles Manson's Pen Pal, Grandson Battle For His Body

Charles Manson
Battle for His Body Pen Pal, Grandson Want It

Charles Manson's body is in limbo now that 2 people have come forward laying claim to the corpse ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us Jason Freeman -- who claims to be… READ MORE >

- 19 days ago
Charles Manson Look-Alike Hits Up Hollywood

Charles Manson
Back in Hollywood ... Looks Like It, Anyway

Charles Manson has come back from the dead, gotten MUCH younger and taken to the streets of Hollywood ... is what you'd say if you ran into this guy. The Manson look-alike hit up Madeo in WeHo… READ MORE >

- 19 days ago
Charles Manson's Pen Pal Files Will in Court to Get the Body

Charles Manson
Pen Pal Runs to Court ... I'm Filing the Will to Get His Body

Charles Manson's last will and testament is now filed in court, and it was a rush job designed to let Manson's pen pal get custody of the killer's body ASAP ... TMZ has learned. Michael Channels… READ MORE >

- 20 days ago
Charles Manson's Teeth, Prison Items Headed to Haunted Museum

Charles Manson
Still Biting At Haunted Museum!!!

Charles Manson's s**t-eating grin is going to Vegas, baby ... and will be on full display at the Haunted Museum in Las Vegas.   Zak Bagans, star of the Travel Channel's “Ghost… READ MORE >

- 22 days ago
Charles Manson Will, Leaves Entire Estate to Pen Pal

Charles Manson
Will Surfaces Pen Pal Gets Everything

Charles Manson left his estate to a pen pal ... and what the murderer left behind may actually be valuable. The pen pal -- he asked us not to use his name -- began writing Manson in the '90s… READ MORE >

- 24 days ago
Charles Manson Funeral Drive Shut Down By GoFundMe

GoFundMe to Manson
We'll Pay Your Funeral Expenses Over Our Dead Body!

Charles Manson's dead body can rot in prison ... at least as far as GoFundMe is concerned. The fundraising site shutdown an effort to pay for the murderer's funeral expenses. As TMZ reported, John… READ MORE >

- 24 days ago
Charles Manson Gets GoFundMe Account for Funeral and Burial Expenses

Charles Manson
GoFundMe Account for Funeral Expenses

Some dude has started a GoFundMe account to pay for Charles Manson's funeral expenses ... and some people actually bit. We don't know who the guy is, but he's raised $949.  He tells a sob… READ MORE >

- 25 days ago
Beach Boys Singer Mike Love Says Music Could Have Saved Charles Manson's Victims

Beach Boys Singer Mike Love
Music Could Have Saved Manson Victims

The Beach Boys singer Mike Love has nothing but bad feelings about Charles Manson, but he says something about the deceased murderer that is truly shocking. We got Mike in NYC Monday signing… READ MORE >

- 27 days ago
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