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1 year ago

The Manson murders, 50 years later: The infamous cult, the shocking rampage and why we're still fascinated

Charles Manson's followers brutally killed seven people in August 1969.
1 year ago
The Manson murders, 50 years later
1 year ago

Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten denied parole for third time

Leslie Van Houten has served more than 40 years in prison for murder. The Charles Manson follower was denied parole for the third time.
1 year ago
Charles Manson follower denied parole for third time
1 year ago

California governor won't free Manson follower Van Houten

Gov. Gavin Newsom overruled a parole board's decision to free Leslie Van Houten.
1 year ago
3 years ago

'I have not forgotten': Sharon Tate's sister reacts to Charles Manson's death

She wasn't relieved on Sunday when she heard Charles Manson had died.
3 years ago
'I have not forgotten': Sharon Tate's sister reacts to Charles Manson's death
3 years ago

Former Manson family member recalls falling for Charles Manson

In her new memoir, "Member of the Family," Dianne Lake, now 64, says she had sex with Manson as a teen and describes life inside his cult.
3 years ago
Former Manson family member recalls falling for Charles Manson
3 years ago

Sharon Tate's last night with Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski, Jay Sebring: Part 5

The four friends went to a restaurant to get food before returning to Tate's home in Benedict Canyon, California.
3 years ago
Sharon Tate's last night with Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski, Jay Sebring: Part 5
3 years ago

Mother was 'screaming': Relatives of Sharon Tate, Jay Sebring recall learning of Manson family murders

Sharon Tate and Jay Sebring were killed by Charles Manson's followers in 1969.
3 years ago
Mother was 'screaming': Relatives of Sharon Tate, Jay Sebring recall learning of Manson family murders
4 years ago

How a KABC News crew and a 10-year-old boy helped with the Charles Manson family murder investigation

It was an KABC News TV crew -- not police -- that found the killers' clothes.
4 years ago
TV crew and 10-year-old helped with Manson family murder investigation
4 years ago

Beach Boys' Mike Love recalls meeting Charles Manson through bandmate Dennis Wilson for the 1st time

"He said, 'You can't leave the group,'" recalled Mike Love.
4 years ago
Beach Boys' Mike Love recalls meeting Charles Manson through bandmate Dennis Wilson
4 years ago

What happened the night Sharon Tate was murdered by Charles Manson's followers

Manson sent his followers to the house on Cielo drive and ordered them to kill everyone there.
4 years ago
What happened the night Sharon Tate was murdered by Charles Manson's followers
4 years ago

Charles Manson and the followers who killed for him

Charles Manson incited the August 1969 murderous rampage that left seven people dead, including actress Sharon Tate.
4 years ago
Charles Manson and the followers who killed for him
4 years ago

Patricia Krenwinkel, Leslie Van Houten on why they followed Charles Manson

As followers joined Manson, they left San Francisco and drove to Los Angeles, where they settled at Spahn Ranch.
4 years ago
Patricia Krenwinkel, Leslie Van Houten on why they followed Charles Manson
4 years ago

Charles Manson's tumultuous childhood and time in prison

By the time Manson was 13, he was involved in auto theft and armed robbery and was sent to Boys Town.
4 years ago
Charles Manson's tumultuous childhood and time in prison
4 years ago

Beach Boys' Mike Love on meeting Charles Manson through Dennis Wilson

"We were invited by Dennis to come to dinner to meet Charlie and the family," Mike Love recalled.
4 years ago
Beach Boys' Mike Love on meeting Charles Manson through Dennis Wilson
4 years ago

The murder trial against Charles Manson and his followers: Part 10

Linda Kasabian was a star witness for the prosecution and the driver on both nights of the murders.
4 years ago
The murder trial against Charles Manson and his followers: Part 10
4 years ago

Charles Manson and his followers are arrested for the Tate-LaBianca murders: Part 9

One of his followers, Susan Atkins, tried to impress a fellow inmate by admitting to her role in the murders.
4 years ago
Charles Manson and his followers are arrested for the Tate-LaBianca murders: Part 9
4 years ago

KABC, 10-year-old boy help find key Manson murder evidence: Part 8

It was an KABC News TV crew that found the discarded clothes of the killers involved in the Tate murders.
4 years ago
KABC, 10-year-old boy help find key Manson murder evidence: Part 8
4 years ago

Manson orders followers to kill Leno and Rosemary LaBianca: Part 7

Following his orders to leave a message, the words "Helter Skelter" were written on the LaBiancas' refrigerator.
4 years ago
Manson orders followers to kill Leno and Rosemary LaBianca: Part 7
4 years ago

How actress Sharon Tate rose to Hollywood fame: Part 4

Tate married Roman Polanski, one of Hollywood's top filmmakers, and the two were expecting a baby before her death.
4 years ago
How actress Sharon Tate rose to Hollywood fame: Part 4
4 years ago

Where Charles Manson and his followers are today: Part 11

Manson and some of his followers continue to serve life sentences in prison.
4 years ago
Where Charles Manson and his followers are today: Part 11
4 years ago

Meeting Charles Manson in prison made 'the hair on the back of my neck' stand up, says former ABC News sound man

Kenny Kosar will never forget the moment he came face-to-face with notorious murderer Charles Manson.
4 years ago
Meeting Charles Manson in prison made 'hair on the back of my neck' stand up
4 years ago

What was Charles Manson initially arrested for after the murders?

It was only after one of Manson's followers revealed details to a fellow inmate that police connect Manson to the Tate murders.
4 years ago
What was Charles Manson initially arrested for after the murders?
4 years ago

Charles Manson murders: Who unexpectedly found key evidence?

Evidence found in 1969 was used to help solve the murders of actress Sharon Tate and four others.
4 years ago
Charles Manson murders: Who unexpectedly found key evidence?
4 years ago

Do you know why Charles Manson became fascinated with 'Helter Skelter'?

The words "Helter Skelter" became a key aspect in Manson's trial.
4 years ago
Do you know why Charles Manson became fascinated with 'Helter Skelter'?
4 years ago

What's the name of the song Charles Manson wrote & shared with his friend Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys?

The Beach Boys recorded the song, "Never Learn Not to Love," a song originally written by Manson under a different title.
4 years ago
What's the name of the song Charles Manson wrote & shared with his friend Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys?
4 years ago

What rock star did Charles Manson befriend in the 1960s?

Charles Manson was introduced to drummer Dennis Wilson of The Beach Boys.
4 years ago
What rock star did Charles Manson befriend in the 1960s?
4 years ago

Never-before-broadcast footage of Diane Sawyer interviewing Charles Manson

ABC News' Chris Connelly looks back at the chilling Charles Manson case.
4 years ago
Never-before-broadcast footage of Diane Sawyer interviewing Charles Manson
4 years ago

ARCHIVAL VIDEO: How KABC News crew found Manson 'family' clothes after 1969 murders

1969: A KABC News TV crew found the bloody clothes Charles Manson and his followers left on the side of a highway after the Tate murders.
4 years ago
ARCHIVAL VIDEO: How KABC News crew found Manson 'family' clothes after 1969 murders
4 years ago

'Truth and Lies: The Family Manson' - Fri, March 17, at 9/8c

Watch the two-hour documentary on the gruesome crime sprees committed by Charles Manson and his cult of devoted followers. "Truth and Lies: The Family Manson" - Inside the Eyes of Madness' airs Friday, March 17 at 9/8c
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'Truth and Lies: The Family Manson' - Fri, March 17, at 9/8c