With the passing of the notorious mad man, Charles Manson, I thought I’d repost this previous article from my blog.
I was just a child on August 9, 1969, when members of Charles Manson’s cult kill five people in movie director Roman Polanski’s Beverly Hills, California, home, including Polanski’s pregnant wife, actress Sharon Tate.
Growing up in the 1970s, I knew the Charles Manson story but I supposed just the highlights. I hadn’t known who Sharon Tate was and I didn’t know that Roman Polanski had been her husband. He of course had his own share of trouble with the law.
Less than two days later, the group killed again, murdering supermarket executive Leno LaBianca and his wife Rosemary in their home. The savage crimes shocked the nation and, strangely, turned Charles Manson into a criminal icon.
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