Biography On Charles Manson

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On Saturday, August ninth, nineteen sixty-nine, all hell broke loose with more than six dozen plunges of a carving fork and knife, and the peaceful dyll was shattered. Out of the chaos caused by the senseless, horrific murderers, Charles Manson emerged as one of the most feared notorious criminals of all time. In the twenty-nine years since the so-called "Tate-La Bianca" murders, many people have speculated about what caused Charles Manson to become the monster he turned to be. To be able to fully comprehend what could cause an innocent child to evolve into a ruthless calculating cold- blooded killer, one must completely examine the events of his life. Charles Manson was born Charles Milles Maddox, the son of an unwed mother, in Cincinnati Ohio on November twelfth, nineteen thirty-four. His father, he stated in his autobiography, was a "young drugstore cowboy", a transient laborer who abandoned Charles' mother when he learned that she was pregnant.

Shortly after Charles' birth, Kathleen Maddox lived with a man named

William Manson, and they eventually got married. William Manson gave his new stepson his name, although the marriage dissolved shortly thereafter. Raised in a strict, religious home, Kathleen Maddox- Manson rebelled after the breakup of her marriage. She reveled in her newfound freedom by drinking a lot and loving freely. Like many young mothers, Kathleen was not yet ready for the responsibilities that go along with the raising of a child. She had fled a stifling home life and rushed into marriage, and she had a lot of living to do before she settled down. Charles was passed from relative to relative to baby-sitter, and was soon sold to a waitress in a restaurant in exchange for a pitcher of beer. An uncle tracked him down and took him home several days...