Charles Manson in photos – 12 parole hearings and 77 years
The California Department of Corrections has released to media a photo of Manson. His latest parole hearing on April 11. Will Manson – convicted of conspiracy to murder and sentenced to death for his part in the 1969 murders of Sharon Tate, pregnant wife of the film director Roman Polanski, and six others – get out? No. The parole hearing is a procedure. This will be Manson’s 12th. The only reason he’s not already dead is because California stopped executing people for a period in the 1970s when Manson’s sentenced was commuted to life.
He never committed those killings. He ordered his followers to.
Manson had a grudge against a record producer who used to lived in Tate’s home. He was trying to cover up his own part in the murder of a drug dealer and the two other victims – Rosemary and Leno LaBianca – were randomly selected to make it seem as though a serial killer was at large
It is suspected that his Manson Family killed others.
One of his acolytes who did get out of jail was Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, who once tried to assassinate President Ford,. In 2009,
As for the photo, it’s intended to show… What? That his appearance has changed. Well, yes. Department of corrections spokeswoman Terry Thornton says:
“He looks a lot different.”
He always did. It was the swivelling eyes and homemade Swastika tattoo on the middle of his forehead that did it.
The eyes and the Swastika are still there. All that’s changed are his haircut and beard. His celebrity remains undiminished. He’s the bearded loon who heard The Beatles George Harrison sing Piggies – “Have you seen the little piggies/ Crawling in the dirt . … In their eyes there’s something lacking/ What they need’s a damn good whacking …” – and took it as a call to murder.
Every years, 60,000 letters arrive for Charles Manson to read, mostly from his fans. Bearded nutters have always been popular with the death obsessed…
Charles Manson followers, from left: Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten, shown walking to court to appear for their roles in the 1969 cult killings of seven people, including pregnant actress Sharon Tate, in Los Angeles, Calif., Aug. 20, 1970. (AP Photo/George Brich)