In 1969 Charles Manson convinced Tex Watson and several young women to brutally murder seven innocent people in Los Angeles, including rising star/model Sharon Tate. Why did he do it and how did he become the crazy guy we see now with a swastika on his forehead talking nonsense in prison? How could this obvious maniac convince anyone into giving him a ride down the street let alone into murdering on his behalf? Find out all this and more in my favorite Timesuck so far!
Pictures are: young Kathleen Maddox, Manson’s mom (top left), Tex Watson in 1970 (top, second from left), young Squeaky Fromme in 1967 (top row from top, second from right), actress/murder victim Sharon Tate ( top row, right), recent prison photo of Manson (second row from top, left), the Manson Family girls in court, 1970 (second row, middle), Charles Manson in 1969 (second row , right), stab happy Leslie Van Houten in 1969 and in 2016 (bottom row, left), recent photo of Manson’s girlfriend, Elaine “Star” Burton (bottom row, middle), 14 year old Charles Manson at Father Flannigan’s Boy’s Town (bottom row, right) in 1949.