Ogiginal Post Date: 8-11-09
Charles Milles Manson is an American criminal who led what became known as the Manson Family, a quasi-commune that arose in California in the late 1960s. He was convicted of conspiracy to commit the Tate/LaBianca murders, carried out by members of the group at his instruction. He was found guilty of the murders themselves through the joint-responsibility rule, which makes each member of a conspiracy guilty of crimes his fellow conspirators commit in furtherance of the conspiracy's object.
Manson's death sentence was automatically reduced to life imprisonment when a 1972 decision by the Supreme Court of California temporarily eliminated the state's death penalty. source: Wikipedia
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Geraldo Rivera 5-9-88
...I got a different way of doing everything. I got my own way. You know. Doe[s that make me bad]?
...If you didn't fight, you got taken away and [your stuff was taken away].
...Or the devil yeah, you could use the word devil, [or demons, or whatever you wan]t to call it.
Geraldo: People are saying you are the devil here.
[Ok. I'll be the devil then].
[Do you think I would still be here] if I was guilty of anything?
Yeah you [see what I'm saying. In other words], the guy you're trying to make me into is impossible.
[What you’re doing is you]'re creating a legend. You're creating a beast. You're creating whatever you are judging yourselves with into the word "Manson". And that's not me at all.