Charles Milles Manson (né Maddox, November 12, 1934 – November 19, 2017) was an American criminal, cult leader, and songwriter. In the late 1960s, he formed what became known as the Manson Family, a quasi-commune in California.
Charles Manson is seen as an icon of evil. Explore his childhood, how he manipulated a cult following, and why he ordered the Manson Family to murder.
Biography.com explores the life of cult leader Charles Manson. Learn about Manson's "Family" and how they inspired the book 'Helter Skelter.'
The infamous murders committed by Charles Manson's followers took place in Los Angeles in 1969 -- not all members of his notorious "Family" are in prison
Charles Manson, the wild-eyed 1960s cult leader whose followers committed heinous murders that terrorized Los Angeles and shocked the nation, died Sunday of natural causes, according to the California Department of Corrections.
Charles Manson, Soundtrack: The Manson Family. Charles Manson is one of the most notorious convicted murderers in American history, though ironically, there is no evidence that he ever killed anyone himself.
Notorious killer Charles Manson was denied parole today in part because he told one of his prison psychologists, "I am a very dangerous man."