Serial Killer: The Killer that Never Killed
Charles Manson is a name that most of us have heard of. It was Manson who, in the 1960s, led a group of people into a killing spree that left several people dead. Although he never actually killed anyone, his influence and brainwashing of his followers left to the deaths, and now Manson sits behind prison bars, certain to never see the light of day again. He is the most infamous serial killer who never killed a person himself.
Who is Charlie Manson?
Charles Manson was born to a teen mother who was heavily on drugs and into prostitution. He spent his youth with various friends and relatives and never really had any type of stability during his childhood. By the age of nine Charles was involved in criminal acts and would have a burglary charge soon thereafter.
After being in and out of jail since adulthood, Manson was married at the age of 19. This was shortly after his prison parole release. With this wife, Rosalie, he had a son, named Charles Manson Jr. Although he has begun a family he did not allow this to stand in the way of his life of crime. He would continue to steal cars to make money to support the family, and in 1956 he would again return to prison. After one year his wife divorced Manson.
Two years later Manson was released from prison. He then began the same lifestyle in which he had always knew, only adding a number of other types of burglary to his list. He remarried, this time a prostitute named Candy. A second son, also named Charles, was born. He would remain married until another stint in prison in 1960.
This prison stint would land Charles in jail for six years. He began making music this time and also took up with Alvin ‘Creepy’ karpis, a ma Barker former gang member. Manson learned how to play the guitar and wanted to become a famous musician when he was released from prison.
During his next release in 1967 he had a following of people as he headed to San Francisco to try to make these talents known. It was then he began using drugs. They landed at the Spahn Ranch. He manipulated people and formed his own views and philosophies on things. The song Helter Skelter, released by the Beatles, was believed to be a song to start a race war according to Manson. He ordered his followers to begin killing people, with the first actress Sharon Tate.
Some say that Charles Manson is deranged and there is no doubt of some weird and strange words coming out of his mouth. He created a following and had them to kill so many innocent people. Yet he never himself killed a soul.