Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Charles Manson Reportedly OUT of PRISON For Hospital Treatment
Charles Manson is out of prison — and in a hospital, due to an undisclosed ailment, a report says.
The infamous killer cult leader was removed from his permanent home in Corcoran State Prison in Corcoran, Calif. on Tuesday and transported to a medical facility about an hour away in Bakersfield for treatment, according to TMZ.
Sources told the LA Times that the 82-year-old is “seriously ill,” but couldn’t provide specific details about what was wrong with him.
“He is still alive and still in CDCR custody,” Vicky Waters, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, told The Post on Tuesday night.
Waters declined to comment on Manson’s condition, citing federal and state laws that protect the medical privacy of inmates.
The notorious mass murderer is currently serving nine life sentences for ordering members of his “Manson Family” to butcher several people in Los Angeles over the course of two consecutive nights in 1969 — crimes that shook the city to its core and have captivated the nation for decades.
First came the savage murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate — wife of renowned film director Roman Polanski — and five others in her Benedict Canyon home. Then, the vicious killings of Leno and Rosemary La Bianca in their Los Feliz residence, which is still standing to this day.
The Tate residence has since been destroyed and reportedly replaced with another home.
After the murders, Manson claimed that he had been trying to start a race war in the name of “Helter Skelter,” a song written by The Beatles.
But Vincent Bugliosi — who served as the prosecutor in the 1970 trial of Manson — later wrote in his true crime book, of the same name, that the madman had partly been seeking revenge against the Hollywood establishment on the night that Tate and her friends were murdered.
Manson allegedly tried to set up a record contract with Beach Boys producer Terry Melcher in the days before the killings, but the deal had fallen apart.
Angry about being rejected, he returned to his home — 10050 Cielo Drive to confront him — only to find out that Melcher had moved out and that Polanski and Tate had moved in.
Manson and his followers were all convicted for both the Tate and La Bianca slayings and initially given the death penalty, though their sentences were eventually commuted to life with the possibility of parole after the death penalty was abolished in California.