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The Life of Charles Manson

            In the summer of 1969, three female members of a cult known as the "Manson Family" (or "The Family") broke into the Los Angeles home actress Sharon Tate, who was pregnant at the time, and heinously murdered her as well as four other people in the house. These three women of the Manson Family were under direct orders from their leader, Charles Manson. Charles Manson is a schizophrenic, paranoid, and delusional criminal who convinced his members of The Family to commit murders in California in the late 1960s. Charles Manson believed in an impending race war from Black Americans against White Americans and that they would overthrow the White race. After being found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder in 1971, Charles Manson was sentenced to life in prison. .
             Charles Manson was born on November 12, 1934 in Cincinnati Ohio to an unwed teenage mother; Kathleen Maddox.1 Kathleen Maddox was only 16 years old when she had her son, who was Charles Milles Maddox at that time.1 Charles grew up never knowing his own biological father. Kathleen Maddox ended up marrying a laborer by the name of William Manson, which she then took his last name "Manson". Charles was then given the last name "Manson". According to early interviews with Charles Manson, Kathleen was a heavy drinker as well as a prostitute.2 She had trouble taking care of her son, Charles. Kathleen would frequently leave Charles with her parents or other family members.1 It was clear that Kathleen wasn't prepared for a child. He recalls an incident with his mother when he was young. Charles Manson proclaims that his mother sold him for a pitcher of a beer and that his uncle had to retrieve him later. .
             Jeff Guinn, author of a biography about Charles Manson named Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson (Guinn, 2013), interviewed Charles Manson's family and got their story about his early childhood.

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