Charles Manson is a convicted serial killer who has become an icon of evil. In the late 1960s, Manson founded a hippie cult group known as "the Family" whom he manipulated into brutally killing others on his behalf. Charles Manson was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to 16-year-old Kathleen Maddox. Kathleen had run away from home at the age of 15 and spent the next few decades drinking too much, with periods of time spent in jail. Since his mother couldn't take care of him, Charles spent his youth at the homes of various relatives and often at special reform schools and boys homes. By age nine, Charles Manson had already started stealing and soon added burglary and stealing cars to his repertoire. In 1954, at age nineteen, he was released on parole after an unusual bout of good behavior. The next year, he married Rosalie Willis, a waitress, and they had a son together, Charles Manson Jr. (born March 1956). Even while married, Manson had continued making extra money by stealing cars. In April 1956, he was again sent to prison. After Manson had been in prison for a year, his wife found someone new and divorced Manson in June 1957. Manson the Con Man
In 1958, Manson was released from prison. While out, Manson began pimping, stealing checks from mailboxes, and conned a young woman out of money. He also married again, to a woman named Leona, and fathered a second son, Charles Luther Manson. Manson was again arrested on June 1, 1960 and sent to the McNeil Island Penitentiary off the coast of Washington. His wife soon divorced him. Manson spent the next six years in prison. It was during this time that he befriended the infamous Alvin "Creepy" Karpis, former member of Ma Barker's gang. After Karpis taught Charles Manson to play the steel guitar, Manson became obsessed with making music. He practiced all the time, wrote dozens of original songs, and started singing. He believed that when he got out of prison, he could be a famous musician.
Charles Manson, 1969
| (1934-11-12) November 12, 1934 (age 77)
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
| Murder and conspiracy
| Rosalie Jean Willis,
Candy Stevens (real name Leona, last name unknown)
| Kathleen Maddox (mother)
Colonel Scott (father)
William Manson (stepfather)
| Charles Milles Manson Jr., (mother Rosalie Jean Willis), Charles Luther Manson (mother Leona),
Valentine Michael "Pooh Bear" Manson (mother Mary Brunner)
1.November 12, 1934.charles willis manson is born in cincinnati, ohio. 2. 1947. Pleading poverty, mansons mother turns him over to the state. Sent to a juvenile facility for grand theft auto, robbery, and burglary. 3. 1951. Manson escapes from reformatory,arrested for grand theft auto and taking a stolen car across state lines.put in federal reformatories until paroled in 1954 at age 19. 4. 1955. Manson marries Rosalie jean Willis, willis gets pregnant and they move to los angeles. 5. 1956. Manson imprisoned for taking a stolen car over state lines. 6. 1957. While manson is in jail, rosalie leaves him taking charles manson jr. with her. 7. 1958-1960. Onparole manson works as a pimp, con artist, and thief.marries leona stevens, a prostitute, who gets pregnant with his second child.manson is later arrested for federal charges in laredo, texas. 8. 1961-1967. Manson serves 7 years in federal prison. Wife leaves him. This is when he learned to play the guitar, a vital part of his life. 9. 1967.
Charles Manson was born "No name" Maddox in Cincinnati, Ohio on November 12, 1934. His mother was a 16-year-old runaway named Kathleen Maddox, and his father, a man named Colonel Scott. Charlie took the surname Manson from William Manson, a man his mother was briefly married to. In 1940, Kathleen was convicted of Strong Armed Robbery and sentenced to 5 years at Moundsville Sate Prison. Young Charlie bounced...
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