Charles Manson Then and Now

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Charles Manson, (aka Charles Milles Maddox), the self-proclaimed “Messiah” who presided over a commune-style group known as the “Manson Family” was convicted in 1971 in California in a trial covering a total of 27 count indictments against he and members of the ‘family’ for the murders of seven persons, including actress Sharon Tate, (who was pregnant at the time of the murder), coffee heiress Abigail Folger, supermarket executive Leno LaBianca and his wife, Rosemary.

In 1972, the death sentences of all Manson Family members were commuted to life imprisonment secondary to the case of California v. Anderson, wherein the death penalty was ruled “cruel and unusual” and was temporarily abolished until reinstated by Consititutional Amendment. Since being commuted, Manson has been denied parole eleven times as of 2007, his next opportunity coming in 2012.

Was justice done in the cases affected? Should those sentenced to death by California’s penal system have had their sentences reversed? Should Manson and his followers have been executed as originally sentenced?

Charles Manson Then and Now, 7.8 out of 10 based on 14 ratings

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  • Matt

    What a disgraceful manner of wasting one’s time!
    The things of Manson are at least somewhat objectively documented.
    The rest coming after is just deplorable and change the paranoia level of many people.
    I hate this fucking weird stuff!
    Why are people so obsessed with cruelty and insanity?
    This plattform is a place of huge garbage.

    • itsaboutselfexploration

      People are so obsessed with cruelty & insanity because society tells us, that the so called normal majority are incapable of such actions,yet deep down in all of us we know different,but we can’t admit it even to ourselves which creates this strange longing within, to understand what could push someone to commit such disgusting acts of violence and to see what would have to happen to make them do something similar or worse.For we are all capable of the most brutal of acts under the right set of circumstances.

      • Anonymous

        Well said, well said! Bravo!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Robert-Edwards/100001757228658 James Robert Edwards

    Ol’ Charlie, really; he’s not the criminal the murderer’s are

  • http://documentaryheaven denise marquardt

    just a heads up-this starts out as a rather good documentry about charles manson (charles manson then and now), and after about a half-hour switches to a doc on wayne gayce…