This entire gang was originally sentenced to death. Then the geniuses in California dumped the death penalty, with all those on death row reverting to life in prison. Then Californians realized what an idioted move that was, and reinstated the death penalty, but no one was put back on death row.
So the Manson Family scumbags lived out their lives with a roof over their heads, 3 squares a day. And parole hearings which re-victimized the families of the victims over and over again.
Now with Manson dead, we sill await Gov Jerry Brown’s decision on murderer Leslie Van Houten, who was an aggressive and willing participant in the Manson La Bianca murders. The parole board (of 2 people!) granted her parole last year, but Brown said no. This year they did it again, and we wait again to see what Governor Moonbean will do.
Unlike his victims, Manson died comfortably in a hospital of ‘natural causes.’
Charles Manson, the man who masterminded one of the most heinous murder sprees in American history — is dead … this according to the sister of his famous victim.
Debra Tate tells TMZ she received a call from the prison telling her Manson died 8:13 PM Sunday.
We’re told the prison is contacting all of the victims’ families.
Manson died of natural causes, according to prison officials.
Manson was recently wheeled into Bakersfield hospital and escorted by 5 uniformed cops. Our sources had said at the time, “It’s just a matter of time.” He was covered in blankets and looked ashen in the gurney.
TMZ broke the story … Manson was taken from Corcoran State Prison to the hospital back in January where he was being treated for intestinal bleeding.
As we reported … Manson was supposed to undergo surgery but it was deemed too risky.
Manson has been locked up since his arrest in December 1969 for the Tate-LaBianca murders. He was convicted of conspiracy to commit the slayings, which occurred one day after the next in August 1969.
Manson was not present, but members of the so-called Manson Family slaughtered 5 people, including actress Sharon Tate, at her home in the Beverly Hills area. Manson’s goal was to start a race war he called “helter skelter” … from the Beatles song.