November 21st, 2017,
A psychopath who masterminded the killing of several people in the United States has died. Charles Manson, aged 83, passed away at California prison on Sunday according to officials. He died of unspecified illness.
With the aim of sparking a race war in the late 1960s, Manson headed an apocalyptic cult that committed several murders in predominantly white neighborhoods of Los Angeles — unleashing a wave of panic in the city and beyond.
His disciples committed at least nine murders, but it was the horrific killing spree of seven people on August 9-10, 1969 that sealed his notoriety — and earned him life in prison.
Unrepentant Manson was sentenced to death in 1971 along with four of his disciples for having led the killings of seven people. The sentences were later commuted to life in prison.
The crimes of the Manson Family left an indelible mark on southern California and on America as well.