Category: Charles Manson

Cops Investigate Manson-Themed Vandalism

A cleaning crew called the police Friday after discovering satanic markings inside an unoccupied Palm Springs, Calif., vacation home saluting convicted killer Charles Manson — almost 38 years to the day after the cult leader and his followers left similar messages at their now infamous California murder scenes.

Charles Manson Follower Van Houten Denied Parole

Former Charles Manson Disciple Leslie Van Houten Denied Parole for 16th Time in California FRONTERA, Calif. – Leslie Van Houten, the former Charles Manson follower convicted of taking part in a murderous rampage that terrorized Los Angeles 37 years ago, was denied parole Thursday for a 16th time. The once raven-haired homecoming princess, now a gray-haired 57-year-old prison inmate, was convicted of murder and conspiracy for her role in the 1969 slayings of wealthy grocers Leno and Rosemary La Bianca. The La Biancas were killed in August 1969, one night after Manson’s followers killed actress Sharon Tate, celebrity hairdresser Jay

Manson Follower Van Houten Denied Parole

CORONA, Calif. (AP)–Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten was denied parole for a 16th time on Wednesday, just over 35 years after the notorious Tate-LaBianca murders. “She was denied for an additional two years and the board ordered a new psychological evaluation for the next hearing,” said Board of Prison Terms spokesman Bill Sessa. Two nephews and a niece of Rosemary and Leno LaBianca presented victim impact statements to the board, meeting at the California Institution for Women. Van Houten, 54, also spoke, Sessa said. He gave no details. None of those convicted in the 1969 slayings in Los Angeles

Getting away with murder?

The infamous Charles Manson still has a disturbingly strong following. Can three new films dispel his cult appeal, asks Stephen Applebaum He was jailed more than three decades ago, yet Charles Manson — career criminal, failed rock star, guru, shyster, psychopath, mass murderer — will not go away. On the contrary, 35 years after his followers “creepy-crawled” into the Los Angeles homes of the pregnant actress Sharon Tate, and Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, on August 9 and 10, 1969, respectively, and brutally slew the occupants, three new films — Jim Van Bebber ‘s startling The Manson Family, John Gray’s Helter

CBS unveils a shameless, sadistic new Manson family portrait

America has a ghastly history of multiple murderers — Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, to name just a few. However, none conjures images of unbridled savagery as much as Charles Manson. Worshiped by a bizarre cult of disaffected youths who grotesquely slaughtered strangers at his command, Manson stands alone in the rogues’ gallery of ghoulish public fascination. “Helter Skelter,” a 1976 dramatization of the 1969 Manson family killing spree, remains the highest rated two-part miniseries in TV history. Prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi’s nonfiction book, the basis for that movie and a remake on Sunday (airing at 7 p.m. on