He was perhaps the most (in)famous person to have sat on Death Row.
His crimes were so horrendous they became pop culture references.
He was sentenced to die, but they never quite managed to do so.
Manson had his day in court, was convicted of nine murders, was sentenced to death, and given a reprieve by the courts. He spent the rest of his life making a mockery of the system that spared him, carving a swastika into his forehead, and generally showing that he did not deserve to live.
His life was spared, and some of his confederates could even be paroled.
Manson prosecutors used to attend parole hearings to oppose parole for Manson family members convicted of murder. But they can’t do that when they themselves are already dead.
That piece goes on to make the case for why he should have long ago been executed.
His victims included, famously, Sharon Tate who was pregnant with Roman Planski’s child at the time. (The poor woman managed to have her life intersect with not one, but at least TWO notoriously horrible monsters.)
Manson’s motive and goal was pretty twisted, even by serial killer ‘standards’.
Cult leader Charles Manson, who died Monday at age 83, ordered up a spate of murders to jump-start a “race war” that would lead to him running the country.
Manson called for a war against black Americans by racists, a movement that he referred to as “Helter Skelter.” The mass murderer, who had a swastika tattooed on his forehead, used racism to manipulate his followers into killing people in 1969 with hopes that it would spark a race war where white Americans would emerge triumphant over other races, and Manson would lead.
The term “Helter Skelter” was swiped from the Beatles song of the same name. Manson believed the band left a secret prophecy on its self-titled White album where white Americans would kill black Americans during a race war.
But this guy’s no longer gaming the justice system.
He’s off to Dante’s Easy-bake.
Good luck trying to rig that in your favor.
And good riddance.
Manson was a loser with a following.
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