American horror. Charles Manson (20 photos)

Mills, Charles Manson (b. November 12, 1934, Cincinnati, Ohio) - American criminal, the leader of the commune "Family", some members of which in 1969 carried out a series of brutal murders, including the well-known film actress Sharon Tate, wife of Roman Polanski. < br />

1. The five community members, four of whom were women, were found guilty of murder, and Manson, who, incidentally, was not present at the scene - in the killings. (AP)

2. Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenvinkel and Leslie Van Houten was sentenced to death penalty for the murder of seven people in Los Angeles at night from 8 to 9 August 1969. (REX FEATURES)

3. Among those killed was the actress Sharon Tate - the pregnant wife of director Roman Polanski. Polanski at the time was in London working on another project. (REX FEATURES)

4. the murder scene in the living room of the mansion, and Tate Polanski in Beverly Hills. Atkins struck actress 16 stab wounds, and then written in blood killed the word "pig." (GETTY IMAGES)

5. In October 1969, 24 members of the Manson Family were arrested on charges of arson and robbery. Among them were Charles Manson himself and Susan Atkins. (AP)

6. Another Manson follower Lynette 'Pisklya "Fromme (center), who was not involved in the massacre of 1969, but was imprisoned for having pointed the loaded gun on US President Gerald Ford. She was released early in 2009. (REX FEATURES)

7. Fromm, formerly a leading figure among the followers of Manson, was to be released in July 2008, but she had to serve an additional term for the attempted escape, arranged in 1987. She fled when he heard that Manson testicular cancer, to get to him in prison. In the photo: members of the Manson Family. (REX FEATURES)

8. Sharon Tate played small roles on television in the '60s, and then appeared in several films on the big screen. (REX FEATURES)

9. Following positive reviews for his comedic roles, she received the title of one of the most promising newcomers in Hollywood, and was nominated for the "Golden Globe" for his role in the film "Valley of the Dolls" (1967).

10. Charles Manson was a promising musician on the verge of a professional career; He also gained many followers in the community thanks to its charismatic hippie style. Manson was tough racist - he appeared in court with a swastika crudely tattooed on his forehead. He believed that he and his followers will lead those who will survive the coming war. (REX FEATURES)

11. He also hypnotically acted on his followers - used drugs and sleeping with many women, who called him "father." (REX FEATURES)

12. The family lived on a ranch in the desert, where Manson has invented its own perverted ideas. August 8, he announced that "it's time for Helter SkelterĀ» and sent four followers in the Tate house in Beverly Hills. (AP)

13. That night there massacred five people. They have killed Tate, Jay Sebring and coffee and heiress Abigail Folger Empire. The next night, Manson took his six followers house director LaByanki supermarket Leno and his wife Rosemary, who were also brutally killed. (Everett Collection / Rex Features)

14. Presumably, Charles Manson was a "death list" in which there were a few notable figures cinema world, but chief among them was Steve McQueen (pictured). After Manson killed five people, including friends McQueen - Sharon Tate and Jay Sebring - there were rumors that the next McQueen. (PA)

15. Letter from Steve McQueen about the threats of Charles Manson. (REX FEATURES)

16. Shotgun Steve McQueen, who kept it to himself after threats from Manson. (REX FEATURES)

17. It is the last photo of Charles Manson, made in March 2009 in a prison in Corcoran, California. (REX FEATURES)

18. In June 2002, the Manson family member Leslie Van Houten speaking at a hearing about her early release in Corona, California. The jury found that the 52-year-old Van Houten, who spent 30 years in prison, you can not produce freedom because of the "calculated and pre-planned" manner of crimes. (REUTERS)

19. The first hearing for early release Manson passed in 1978. May 23, 2007 he was denied the 11th time. (AP)

20. Manson is allowed to submit the following request for parole in 2012. (REX FEATURES)


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