A series of eight murders, six murderers but, a single mastermind of the entire game. Charles Manson, the mastermind of all the murders, instructed his family members to do the same. But, what was his motive behind all these murders or was he a planned serial killer?
He was an aspiring musician when he instructed all those murders and, all the jury members were shocked why he constructed all those murders. Well, many theories are related to the murders instructed by him and, the people got to know the real truth about him fifty years after his death.
Who Was Charles Manson?
Born on November 12, 1934, to fifteen-year-old Kathleen Manson-Bower-Cavender and Colonel Walker Henderson Scott Sr., who did not have any intention of accepting Charles as his baby so he was named Charles Milles Maddox. Although his mother filed a paternity suit against his biological father that resulted in an agreed statement in 1937, Charles Manson never got to know about his biological father.
His mother married labor, Eugene Manson, before the birth of Charles, with whom she got divorced on April 30, 1937. They both, later on, were sentenced to five and ten years of imprisonment in the case of assault and robbery. Till the time his mother got out of jail, he stayed in the home of his aunt in Virginia. After her release, the family moved to Indianapolis, where her mother used to spend her evenings in drinking.
What Were The Series Of Crimes Committed by Charles?
The first time he committed his crime was to set his school on fire when he was nine. He also got involved in many theft cases. He ran away from Gibault School for Boys, due to its strict environment and punishments.
Charles Manson committed his first known crime by robbing a cigar box full of hundred dollars in a grocery store in 1948. As time passes by, he got involved in other robberies and theft too, which got him into the juvenile facility. He was sent to Indiana Boys School, a strict one but, he made his way in this field after meeting with a fellow student Blackie Nielson and his professional thief uncle. He ran eighteen times from the school and, learned a special technique that he calls an “insane game”.
He was sent to Natural Bridge Honor Camp in 1951 but, later got paroled after his aunt agreed to let him stay in her home. But, his crimes and offenses never stopped. He was caught raping a boy at knifepoint and sent to the Federal Reformatory in Petersburg, Virginia, where he committed eight serious offenses, three of which were homosexual acts. He was later moved to a security reformatory in Ohio, where he got released on his 20th birthday.
The Series Of Tate-LaBianca Murders!
Charles Manson instructed his family members, Tex Watson, Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, Linda Kasabian, Leslie Van Houten, and Clem Grogan to murder Sharon Tate, her fetus Paul Richard Polanski, Jay Sebring, Steven Parent, Abigail Folger, and Wojciech Frykowski along with Leno and Rosemary LaBianca by stabbing and shooting.
The Tate murders were scheduled on August 8 and 9, 1969 in the house at Cielo Drive. The occupants of the house were movie actress Sharon Tate with eight and a half months pregnant, her friend and former lover Jay Sebring, celebrity artist, and her husband’s friend Wojciech Frykowski with his girlfriend Abigail Folger. William Garretson and Steven Parent were also present in the house.
Tex Watson, first, leveled a .22 caliber revolver at Steven Parent, who was visiting the guest house of William Garretson. Although Parent begged Watson to not say anything to anyone, Watson shot him four times in his chest and abdomen, killing him. After entering the house, Watson kicked Frykowski in his head and, Atkins and Krenwinkel found the other three occupants of the house. Watson forced and began to tie Tate and Sebring together by their necks and slung them over one of the ceiling beams.
He was shot and stabbed seven times by Watson when he protested their rough behavior to pregnant Tate. Frykowski tried to free himself and ran to the front door but, Watson stabbed and shot him twice. He also stabbed him 51 times and, got 13 wounds on his head. On the other hand, Folger escaped from the grip of Krenwinkel to the pool area. But, was caught and stabbed 28 times with the help of Watson.
In the house, Atkins and Watson killed the pregnant Tate by stabbing her 16 times, even though she was begging for the life of her unborn child. Atkins wrote “pig” on the front door with the blood of Tate. She accepted that she did this to copycat the murder of Gary Hinman to get Bobby Beausoleil, a member of the Manson Family, out of the jail.
Charles Manson, Leslie Van Houten, and Clem Grogan were involved in the LaBianca murders along with the other murderers. They all drove next to a house where they attended a party last year and the house belonged to the owner of a dress shop, Leno LaBianca, and his wife, Rosemary.
Manson awoke the sleeping Leno from the couch at the gunpoint and, his wife was brought to the living room from the bedroom. Watson tied their hands and covered their heads with a pillowcase. Watson stabbed Rosemary a total of 41 times and, Leno 16 times. It was revealed in the postmortem that she was dead during the stabbing. He carved “war” on his abdomen.
The Investigation, Trials, and Sentencing To The Murderers!
All the perpetrators except one sentenced to life in prison until death but, it included the possibility of parole. It was done under an act, People vs Anderson. All the perpetrators spent their remaining life in prison, with the denied parole, most often more than fifteen times in each case.
After being denied parole twelve times, Charles denied attending any more parole meetings. It was one of the most popular murder cases of that time.