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The Manson Murders: Charles Manson And The Murders He And His Cult Commited.

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The Manson Family"You made your children what they are.... these children that come at you with knives, they are your children. You taught them. I didn't teach them. I just tried to help them stand up.... You can project it back at me, but I am only what lives inside each and every one of you. My father is your system... I am only what you made me. I am a reflection of you." Charles Manson.Charles Milles Manson, born November 11th 1934, was a very unusual person with an ability to dominate others. He was the creator of a vicious, religious cult around himself. The media later called this cult "The Family". At one point the cult had reached over one hundred people at the Spahn Ranch, which was located 30 miles north of Los Angeles Ca. Charles was called both "Satan" and "God" by his followers. As the family's leader he claimed to be the reincarnation of Jesus Christ. Manson was a serial killer who never committed any murders himself; he would hypnotize his followers to do exactly as he said.The "Family" used drugs such as marijuana and LSD. Manson believed in free love and testing with drugs. Followers of Manson came from all over the world. They thought they had to go to the desert and bring along all the children that they could convince to join the cult. Children were not excluded from anything. This "freedom" was what the younger people wanted. They could participate in sexual activities, experiment with drugs, or use guns and drive cars. Manson's ranch became a home for runaways, people in trouble with they law, and hippies. Charles Manson did not like the hippies. He said they were just trying to be different and were only looking for trouble. Manson called the hippies "slippies." Girls in Manson's "family" made a ceremonial vest that tells the life of Manson in thread. Bruce Davis, Manson's second in authority, overdosed on LSD and was mentally and physically disabled.The first murder that Manson and his followers committed was of Gary Hinman, a Los Angeles drug dealer and musician. His body was discovered on July 31st 1969. Many people haven't known this murder; the homicide that most people are familiar with is the "Tate" homicides. These murders took place at the home of Sharon Tate, on Aug 9th 1969. One victim, Steven Parent, was found in his car outside the house, had been stabbed once and shot four times. Two other victims, Abigail Folger and Voytek Frykowski, were found on the back lawn of the Tate home. Reports later showed that Abigail had been stabbed twenty-eight times and Voytek was shot twice, hit over the head thirteen times and stabbed fifty-one times. The last two bodies, Sharon Tate and Jay Sebring, were found inside the house tied together by a rope around their necks, which was hung by the rafters in the ceiling. Sharon, who was eight months pregnant at the time, had died from multiple stab wounds to the chest and back, which all together came to a total of sixteen. Her baby was also cut out of her. Jay, who was found...

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