Infamous mass murderer and cult leader Charles Manson is dead of natural causes after more than four decades in prison.
Manson was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death, a sentence that was commuted to life in prison when California’s death penalty was ruled unconstitutional in 1972. Unlike his victims, Manson lived to a ripe old age of 83.
In jail for most of his life, Manson was convicted of nine murders altogether, but his most infamous killings were carried out in two consecutive nights in August 1969, when his followers killed seven people at his direction. His most well-known victim was actress Sharon Tate, who was married to director Roman Polanski and eight and a half months pregnant with their child.
Doc, Brad and Kal revisited the gruesome story of Manson’s murder scheme and his bizarre goal to incite race wars in America on today’s show.
“Apparently, he could get people to do anything,” Brad said. “He just had that command over them.”