Charles Manson the most notorious American cult leader who masterminded one of the most heinous murder sprees in the history of American history is dead at the age of 83.
The sister of one of his famous victims Debra Tate said she was contacted by the prison officials who informed her that Manson had died on Sunday night at about 8:13 pm.Sources say the families of all the victims are being contacted to relay the information.
The notorious American cult leader was recently taken hospital covered in blankets and escorted by 5 uniformed police officers.
Back in January, it was reported that the cult leader was also rushed to the hospital and was being treated for intestinal bleeding and was to undergo surgery but was deemed risky.
Manson has been incarcerated since his arrest in December 1969 for the Tate-LaBianca murders. He was convicted of conspiracy to commit the murders, which happened one day after the other in August 1969.
Although Manson was not physically present, members of the so-called Manson Family killed 5 people, including actress Sharon Tate, in her home in the Beverly Hills. His intention was to start a race war which he called “helter skelter” culled from the Beatles song.
A night after Tate was murdered, members of the family randomly killed Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. They inflicted 169 stab wounds and 7 gunshot wounds.
Manson was sentenced to death in 1971, but the sentence was ruled unconstitutional and was later changed to 9 consecutive life sentences.
His death was said to be from natural circumstances.