One of America’s most evil cult leaders, Charles Manson is dead at the age of 83.
Manson has been locked up in prison since December of 1969.
L.A. Times reported:
Mass killer Charles Manson died of natural causes Sunday evening at a Kern County hospital, authorities said.
The 83-year-old cult leader died at 8:13 p.m., according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Michele Hanisee, president of the Assn. of Deputy District Attorneys, issued a statement Sunday saying that Vincent Bugliosi, the deputy district attorney who prosecuted Manson, “provided the most accurate summation: ‘Manson was an evil, sophisticated con man with twisted and warped moral values.’
“Today, Manson’s victims are the ones who should be remembered and mourned on the occasion of his death,” Hanisee said.
TMZ is reporting that the prison is contacting all of the victims’ families.
Charles Manson was the mastermind behind a string of murders in 1969. He ruined many lives and cost taxpayers millions of dollars living in prison for decades.
Manson originally got the death penalty, however; it was later ruled unconstitutional and changed to 9 consecutive life sentences.
Photo: LA Times