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Charles Manson.. Did he kill anyone, what did he do, how did he do it?

I know not one thing about Charles Manson, except that hes crazy looking, and is very good at maniuplating judging by Youtube videos. I want to know more about him, and what he was convicted of. Really just the whole story of him.. time period.. how or if he killed people.. the reason for the swatzika tattoo... anything. 10 points for best answer. Thanks!

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Just incase my mispelling of "swastika" through anyone else off of understanding my question like it did to Dylan.. im just telling you that the word that you have been struggling to read is pronounced (swah-sti-kuh).

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  • icabod
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    1 decade ago
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    Charlie is not known to have killed anyone. The Tate-Labianca murders were done at his direction but he remained behind at the ranch. The murder of a defense attorney occurred after he was jailed.

    Manson had spent most of his life in jail. During the 1960s he collected a "family" of alienated young people. As with a cult they willingly obeyed his directions.

    Charlie got it into his head that a race war between Blacks and Whites was going to happen. Impatient, he decided to start killing people to start the war. "Now is the time for Helter Skelter." was his command and his followers were told to "to leave a sign." ... "You girls know what I mean, something witchy."

    At trial Manson first carved an "X" into his forehead claiming that as the world had crossed him off he was doing the same. It later became a swastika.

    Vincent Bugliosi prosecuted Manson and obtained a conviction. He later wrote the best seller "Helter Skelter" that goes into great detail the crime and who Manson was.

    Manson remains in jail today. He's come up for parole several time but it's either been denied or he has refused to participate in the process.

  • minger
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    3 years ago

    Did Charles Manson Kill Anyone

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    Did Charles Manson Kill Anybody

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    4 years ago

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    There were a number of reasons. One, he wanted to start a race war. Then he wanted to get back at rich and successful people because he never was a success in his own life. He also wanted revenge against a society he felt had rejected him. The victims were random but the locations weren't. He had visited the house at the first location a few months before the murders because he was looking for a former tenant who had recently moved out. He had interrupted a party and was rather rudely told to leave. Then with the second location, it is known that he and some of his followers had been to that house before those murders took place. The owners noticed that items in the house were missing or had been moved around and that their dogs were outside when they should have been in the house. As for never having killed anyone, it's hard to say for sure. He may have been involved with the killing of Gary Hinman two weeks before the murders and the killing of Donald "Shorty" Shea about two weeks later. He was known to be ruthless towards those he felt had betrayed him. Allegedly, Hinman had inherited some money and wouldn't turn it over to Manson and Shea was planning to tell the owner of Spahn Ranch the truth about the group of people he was allowing to stay there.

  • 1 decade ago

    Suggust you read "helter skelter" by Vincent Bugliosi. He was the prosecuting attorney for the county of LA and he handled the Manson trial. What a zoo that was. Charles tried his best to manipulate the entire court system. We do know that he did actually shoot someone, he probably did kill a ranch hand at Spahn's movie ranch, and there are allegations that he did kill a couple people who tried to break away from his cult including one former member of a Biker Gang. He was and is a scary scary person.

  • Mary
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    He wanted revenge against Terry Melchor , who owned the home Sharon Tate rented.Melchor, son of actress doris day, wasn't happy with Dennis Wilson for bringing that trashy manson to see him about a record deal. manson was offended & decided to stage a pretend race war . In reality it was to seek revenge on Melchor who rejected him.He wanted everyone killed in that house. Manson may have had no knowledge who was actually renting the home at the time of the murders.

  • 1 decade ago

    Charles Manson himself fid not kill anyone - he just brainwashed a bunch of young people to kill for him. He personally directed them to go to Sharon Tate's house and kill her.

    He was convicted of Second Degree Murder due his overwhelming role in the killings of the 5 people that was carried out on his commands. He did not kill himself, but without him the killings would not have happened & would not have happened in such a brutal style that they did. (See Sharon Tate Murder - should be somewhere).

    The tattoo was originally a X symbol - symbolising his desire to no longer be a part of a corrupt/materialistic society that was slowly killing itself & gave (and still does) so much weight to the drive for more & more money/power/material possesions over everything else. This was in the hippy era remember - but is still the case today. Most of the memebers of his "group" had them, but mostly on the hand. Then when he was in jail he turned it into a Swatzika just to a pain in the **** to people - one thing Manson loved & still does is pissing off authority & society.

  • 1 decade ago

    Charles Manson was the mastermind behind the Tate murders in the late 1960's, providing specific instructions to his followers.

    Timeline:

    http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/serial-kil...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I have read many things on Manson and he broke many laws first was the Mann act (transporting women across state line for unmoral acts). he was not convicted of killing anyone but it was alleged that he killed a low time drug dealer with a sword. he did "brain wash" some girls and a guy named tex Watson who in prison he converted to a priest and married people in prison. he had a cult at a place call spawn ranch because he was afraid that halter skelter would happen (the blacks would turn on the whites and start riots) that was raided for auto theft. it was not really a tattoo he carved the swastika in his head to show how fake his whole trial was. and just a little fun fact he at one point was in death row with Timothy McVeigh from the Oklahoma bombing and siaran siaran the man who shot rfk. it is alleged that he and McVeigh talked at lengths about the state of the country. he was also a friend with Brian Wilson of the beach boys he released an album called the white album and a song from it was covered by guns and roses

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