How many people did he kill? What did his family have to do with it?
Charles Manson is an American criminal who led what became known as the Manson Family, a quasi-commune that arose in California in the late 1960s.
He was convicted of conspiracy to commit the Sharon Tate/LaBianca murders, carried out by members of the group at his instruction.
He was found guilty of the murders themselves through the joint-responsibility rule, which makes each member of a conspiracy guilty of crimes his fellow conspirators commit in furtherance of the conspiracy’s object.
Manson Family killings:
* Five people were killed by the Manson family at the home of actress Sharon Tate.
Tate (eight months pregnant at the time), Steven Parent, Jay Sebring, Wojciech Frykowski and his girlfriend, Abigail Folger.
Murdered in LA on 9 Aug 1969.
* Two more on August 10, 1969.
The four “family” members who had participated in the Tate murders, Charles “Tex” Watson, Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Linda Kasabian, were again summoned by Manson along with Leslie Van Houten and Steve “Clem” Grogan.
Manson ordered Kasabian to cruise the neighborhoods of Los Angeles, in search of potential victims, before settling on the home of the LaBiancas.
Here they killed Pasqualino Antonio “Leno” LaBianca and his wife Rosemary LaBianca.
You can read about the rise of the “Manson family” here:
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lol, I consider this brief!
No one, his “family” did the killings. The Family was kind a cult that was lead by Manson who did what he said. Now Manson thought he killed black drug dealer Benard Crowe, but he only just shot him. Members of the Family did kill Gary Hinman, Steven Parent, Sharon Tate and her unborn child (she was married to Roman Polanski who was in London at the time she and their child died), Jay Sebring, Wojciech Frykowski, Abigail Folger (heiress to the Folger estate, as in Folger Coffee which was founded by her great-great-grandfather and her father was company president), and Leno LaBianca and his wife Rosemary. All were either folks who had supposedly directly insulted Manson in some way or were at the home of someone who had. (Tate and Polanski were tenants at what had been the home of Terry Melcher who had been an aquaintence of Manson’s before some kind of parting of the ways, when the landlord Rudi Altobelli s told him Melcher was no longer living there Manson appearently didn’t believe him)
Charles Manson did nothing other then some petty crimes that any homeless person might do.I do not believe he had anything to do with the murders.Those kids acted alone then blamed Charlie then the media made up this story of Charlie being a cult leader.Charlie did not have the any leadership skills.The man was a loser,He couldn’t get a turd to follow him into a toilet.He was just a simple hobo that the media turned into Americas boogey man.
he never did the killings himself he brain washed members of his group the family to do the killings for him under the rules of what he called helter skelter
Wow! Someone not willing to do their own research yet wants to dictate how someone answers their question. There is nothing brief about it.