Reports are surfacing that notorious serial killer Charles Manson has died. News broke across all major outlets that he had been rushed to a Bakersfield hospital early this week in dire condition.
The hospital and authorities have been extremely secretive of Manson’s condition, however, a source close to Manson has reported that he has, in fact, passed away.
We have been unable to confirm with either the Bakersfield hospital or local authorities, although keeping his death a secret would be no surprise. News of Manson’s death is sure to bring an unwanted circus of both his cult followers and those coming to see him off to Hell.
Manson, who hacked a crude swastika into his own forehead, began his killing spree on August 9, 1969, when he directed his protégé Charles Watson and three women in his cult to attack a house on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.
The Manson Family, as it became known, slaughtered Sharon Tate, wife of movie director Roman Polanski, who was 8 1/2 months pregnant.
Four others were stabbed and shot to death that night: Jay Sebring, 35; Voytek Frykowski, 32; Abigail Folger, 25, a coffee heiress; and Steven Parent, 18, a friend of Tate’s caretaker. The killers, who were reportedly hoping to spur a race war, wrote “Helter Skelter” on the wall in blood.
The next night, Manson joined the group as they broke into another home and tortured the residents. Manson wanted to teach his followers the best way to execute people. Supermarket executive Leno LaBianca and his wife Rosemary were savagely beaten to death.
We will have more news as it breaks.