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Charles Milles Manson was born on November 12, 1934, in Ashland, Kentucky. His final arrest took place in Los Angeles County, California, on October 12, 1970, on the charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder. He was originally sentenced to death, but his sentence was commuted to life in prison in 1976. Since March 15, 1989, Charles Manson has been housed at the California State Prison in Corcoran, California.

Charles Manson possesses a kind of charisma that enabled him to attract many (approximately 55) wayward, itinerant, desperate, and directionless people to form a cult. He referred to these individuals as his “family,” and they would later be responsible for one of the most infamous murder sprees in U.S. history. Manson was fixated on his belief ...

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