Manson Family Murders

If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past week, you know that Charles Manson died on November 19, 2017, at 83-years-old. I thought now would be a good time to bring back some early gore. I remember seeing these pictures when I was in middle school and I’ve been interested in the case since as far back as I can remember. Although, 99% of us already know most of everything there is to know about the Manson Family murders.. I’m gonna help the 1% catch up. I am gonna try to make this as short and sweet as I can.

Charles Manson was a cult leader in the late 1960s in California. He formed a cult or what he referred to as the Family. Manson believed in what he dubbed “Helter Skelter”.. the title of a song by the Beatles. Helter Skelter was the term Manson used to refer to an impending apocalyptic race war that was going to happen, and he thought he would have to be the one who started it. He felt that if his Family murdered white people and somehow tried to frame blacks for it, that white people would be so outraged and it would start the beginning of the race war. The Manson Family went on to commit nine murders. The first victim of the Family’s crime spree was the shooting of Bernard Crowe, a black drug dealer who Manson shot on his own on July 1, 1969, Crowe barely survived. The first murder was on July 25, 1969, and the victim was Gary Hinman. He was held hostage for two days by Manson Family members Bobby Beausoleil, Mary Brunner and Susan Atkins. Beausoleil ended up stabbing Hinman to death, and then used his blood to write out the words “Political Piggy” and the Black Panther symbol on the wall of Hinman’s apartment. The next murders were on August 9, 1969 and they were committed by Family members Tex Watson, Susan Atkins, Linda Kasabian, and Patricia Krenwinkel. They were directed by Manson to go to the Tate home and “destroy everyone in it as gruesome as you can”. Victims of those murders were 26-year-old actress Sharon Tate(eight months pregnant), 18-year-old Steven Earl Parent, 25-year-old coffee heiress Abigale Folger, 35-year-old Jay Sebring, and 32-year-old Voytek Frykowski. Atkins wrote the word “Pig” on the front door in Sharon Tate’s blood as they left the scene. The last two murders were committed on August 10, 1969, by the same four murderers from the night before plus Leslie Van Houten, Steve “Clem” Grogan, and the mastermind himself, Charles Manson. The victims were 44-year-old Leno Labianca and his wife, 40-year-old Rosemary Labianca. By December, Charles Manson and most of the Family had been arrested and charged with different counts relating to the murders.

I am not a writer. In fact, I actually hate writing. So I suggest that if you want to read up on these cases.. this is a good place to start.

Victims and Crime Scene

Charles Manson and Manson Family Members

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31 thoughts on “Manson Family Murders

    • Legally Charles Manson didn’t kill anybody they never proved a thing… But,… They DID prove that he talked all those other people in his family into killing FOR him… That’s why he stayed in prison longer than anyone for the killings…. HE WAS THE DIRECTOR

    • He didn’t really technically carry out a murder himself but he was a mastermind and was practically involved in all of those murders.

      He’s better locked up anyway. He’s a classic psychopath. Good riddance he’s dead.

      • If he planned the murders how could he have only been practically involved? Or do you mean sensibly?
        Most psychopaths do not kill people or mastermind the killing of people. It’s unfortunate you paint people with such a broad brush.

        • Well didn’t he found the cult and ordered all those murders? I don’t think that’s just sensibility. I think that’s pretty much why he was imprisoned and was given the death sentence. I read somewhere that he only got life imprisonment because he didn’t carry out the murders himself.

          Well the study about psychopaths depends on which field you look at it – clinical or forensic. Since we are talking about Manson, it’s only reasonable that we discuss the forensic aspect of psychopathy. Psychopaths are involved at about 50% of crimes that occur. That is a pretty big statistic considering that psychopaths are only about 4% of the entire population. The rest may not exactly be criminal but they are incredibly high at risk for doing so. That is just in the forensic aspect of it and not on the clinical, or even in the industrial part of it which is something that’s also of focus since psychopaths are found in positions of power. There’s the assessment of the damage they do to society and not just the contribution of crimes in general. Plus, so far, psychopathy cannot be rehabilitated.

          • Sensibly and sensibility are not interchangeable. I’m trying to understand why you said he was “practically involved”. If he planned the murders he was involved. “Actually” involved if you insist on an adverb.
            I read somewhere that his death sentence was commuted to life when California banned capital punishment.

            It’s not surprising that psychopaths are involved in so many crimes when the criterion for being a psychopath is made up largely of criminal behaviors, which makes your point an exercise in circularity.

            I don’t think a great deal of deference is due to the slipshod theories of would be utopian technocrats but you go ahead and gas as many undesirables as you like. @staciejaxx

  1. Hard to believe they kept these fuckin wackos around long enough to die of natural causes.this scary lil psycho cocksucker lived to 83 ! Longer than my dad. and through free room and board,3 meals a day, had fan mail, Etc…. idk maybe they kept him around to study him,but they should of publicly executed him and crew by 1984.
    The LSD in the 60s musta been some powerful shit…prolly had altered strains that make people savage or simply locked forever in their trip.
    Also to me this was the first modern real Gore. This is what opened Pandora’s box in Society. Killing an innocent beautiful 8 month pregnant woman for kicks is so savage and evil even by Brazilian standards. soon all the evils were being known The Charles Whitman’s, Ted Bundys,Gacys,Jim Jones,Dahmers of the world exploded on the scene to these days with all suicide bombers, ISIS, school shooters, Brazil…and what was unimaginable or shocking or unbelievable is now everyday gore/norm.
    Tho if Kim Kardashian was murdered the same way I think that would be fitting.and actually justified.

  2. Bloodbath in Paradise
    Ozzy Osbourne

    You’re comin’ home. There’s blood on the walls.
    When Charlie and the family make house calls.
    If you’re alone, then watch what you do.
    Cause charlie and the family might get you.
    Can you hear them in the darkness?
    Helter skelter, spiral madness, yeah,
    Bloodbath in paradise, but there’s no where
    you can run to baby.
    Bloodbath in paradise, forever sleep
    in Paradise.

  3. Ah yes, good ole Charlie, the little shit, one of our more entertaining citizens, always had something to say, until now. I particularly enjoyed the Messiah Complex. Those are quite rare. Are any of you enlightened by him and his words, yet? Yeah, me neither. 🙄

  4. These murders are the reason I began looking for gore online. I read and watched things about it, but I wanted to really SEE what happened. I don’t think you can really understand a killer until you actually see the carnage. That is what interests me the most about this site. I want to try to get inside their heads, both the killer and the dead. It’s not really about the gore, but the gore is a big piece of the puzzle.

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