Skip to comments.The face of evil 40 years on. Prison releases new photograph of serial killer Charles Manson
Posted on 03/19/2009 8:03:48 AM PDT by PotatoHeadMick
The thick dark hair and beard has thinned and turned grey, his wild dark eyes are watery and his skin sags, but that swastika tattoo hints at the evil within.
Almost 40 years after he was convicted of butchering six people, a new photograph of mass murderer Charles Manson has been released.
The 74-year-old was pictured yesterday by corrections officials at a high security prison in California.
It was taken as part of a routine update of files on inmates at Corcoran State Prison.
Manson founded an infamous hippy commune in California in the late 1960s that became known as the 'Manson Family'.
When the so-called Family began to form, Manson was an unemployed ex-convict, who had spent half his life in correctional institutions for a variety of offences.
Manson and other members of his group were convicted of killing actress Sharon Tate and six other people during a bloody rampage in the Los Angeles area during two August nights in 1969.
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Evil man & evil followers. Hope he never gets out. Capital punishment?
I thought he was convicted of culpability of the murders he instucted his followers to carry out, but I've never heard him called a serial killer before.
He is finally starting to look bad. I guess prison is finally getting to him.
He wasn’t actually there. One of the people who was and participated (Susan Atkins) is getting considerable support for parole.
He’ll only get out in a box. Nuttier than a fruitcake.
One creepy creep.
He always reminded me of Rasputin. Evil to the core. With the sign of his god on his forehead.
What ever happened to capital punishment?
This one EARNED it.
No jail on earth is comparable to hell.
If he doesn’t repent and mean it, he should be in hell.
Don’t give me this crap that in priosn for life is worse than hell. If you want to believe that - then YOU pray for it and hope they truly never leave prison.
like like Saddam with a better barber
I’m not responsible for the Daily Mail’s headlines my friend and the rules of this site prevent me from editing the headlines, if you don’t like the headline write a stiff letter to the Daily Mail’s subeditor, I thought people here might be interested in the substantive part of the story, ie the new photos.
If you want to pick an silly argument do so elesewhere, I’m not interested.
Wonder what the swastika meant to a sociopath 40 years ago?
Can we post AP photos now?
He needs a shave.
I suggest we recruit a member of the religion of peace to be barber. He can start at the neck.
Hopefully he will soon go to his ‘reward’.
In this link here that links to another link it tells about how an evil spirit was in Charlie and the evil spirit talks about Charlie. It’s one of the most interesting and true books I’ve ever read:
Yet, unfortunately, Rasputin was a little more attractive. Not less evil, but just saying.
He’s learned his lesson.
Oddly enough, his Nazi forehead tattoo has held up well.
Nothing more embarrassing than when the Swastika tats start to lose shape and color.
Did Rasputin actually kill anyone? Wasn’t he just a religious flake/chalatan who Alexandra took a liking to?
As others have pointed out, Manson never actually killed anyone. He persuaded others to do so...
Until I see a photo of his rotting corpse with maggots lingering at the openings to various openings, justice hasn’t been served.
What's with the defensiveness? Where did I accuse you of anything?
The comment was obviously directed at the writers of the headline.
Let’s give him to Al Qaeda and let them cut his head off with a dull, rusty, butter knife.
And when that happens, some FReepers will start a thread praying for his soul and asking that we refrain from making any negative comments for fear of hurting his relatives.
The scariest thing about Manson was not the murders, but the fact that he could persuade a bunch of chic Hollywood “radicals” to perform the murders.
He is the dark side of the Countercultural Revolution. He made it evident that liberal conformity can not only persuade millions of people to turn on, tune in, and drop out, but can persuade them to kill innocents in the most brutal fashion.
And here we are, 50 million dead babies later, which just goes to show what happens if you follow the trends and fashions with complete moral blindness.
Not only are we not leaving all that behind, but with Obama in the White House it’s about to get worse again. More killing in the name of liberal conformity.
The high and tight cut looks good on him. Maybe one of those total makeover shows can get into San Quentin and get rid of the beard, remove the swastika and get him a good moisturizer.
Maybe the watery eyes are a sign that he realizes that his life has been an utter waste, and that he knows that he’ll soon be maggot food and his sould will be on the express elevator to the basement.
His “Helter Skelter” prediction just might happen.
Had the Manson family committed those murders in Texas, we would have long forgotten about them.
What a waste of talent. He could have been an IRS auditor.
Your desciption put me in mind of Rachel Maddow. I wonder when he’ll get a show on MSNBC, or when Obama will pardon him—the swastika makes him a Palestinian at heart. :P
You are right. He was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder. And, because of the way the conspiracy rules work, he was convicted of the crimes that he ordered. There is no evidence he ever actually murdered anyone.
I'm not certain, but he started out as an extreme leftist. Kinda like the Nazis.
Originally he had carved an X on his forehead to symbolize that he had X’d himself out of society. He did this during his trial.
He obviously subsequently turned it into a Nazi symbol.
Also, prisioners are not supposed to have face hair.
I really miss Charlie’s parole hearings.
That guy could really rattle off some stream-of-consciousness masterpieces.
After so many fake “I’m reformed” ‘Dog & Pony’ shows the Parole Board gets it’s kind of refreshing to hear him tell them all their mothers and sisters are whores and follow that up with “I’ve gotta take a dump.” and leave the room.
The photo on the left is of a wild eyed fanatic. The one on the right is of a man who now fears death.
Or not. Manson's conviction was just before the Supreme Court ban on the death penalty and all death row inmates were turned into life sentences at that time. That applied to Texas, too.
This evil POS should have been taking a dirt nap long ago. Instead we treat him like a celebrity to satisfy our sense of morbid curiosity.
And of course, the victims of this nutcase and his lunatic followers are long forgotten.
Legally speaking, if you participated in the commission of a murder, even if you didn’t pull the trigger or whatever, you are a murderer in the eyes of the law. Hitler, to my knowledge, never killed a Jew by his own hand but that doesn’t make him any less of a genocidal mass-murderer legally, ethically or morally. A doctor that shows a wreckless disregard for the health of a patient and, as a result, the patient dies, can be charged with murder.
IIRC, he did get the death sentence at his trial but a year or so later the US Supreme Court ruled the death sentence laws then in place to be unconstitutional, so his sentence was changed to life.
I have thought about that also, there was simply no chance of the United States succumbing to a Red Revolution in the 1960’s (although in fairness it looked a bit possible at the time) however had it done so people like Manson would in fact have risen to the top very quickly and history books would have glossed over their atrocities pointing out how such “radicals” are always necessary in a revolution.
If a book was written about how the American Revolution occurred in the 1970’s, Manson and his acolytes would have been like the young students during Mao’s Cultural Revolution, sure they murdered hundreds but their hearts were in the right place, Manson himself would have been a Che Guevara type, Jim Jones of Kool-Aid fame would have been Minister of Public Safety like Robespierre and Bill Ayers would have been in charge of propaganda before being murdered in a secret purge having had his pictures air-brushed out of history meanwhile his wife Barabar Dohrn (a Manson fan) would have filled Stalin’s role.
Of course none of that ever happened so we can now safely look back on it all as a bit of harmless youthful “rebellion” right?
Hmmmm, just ask the Russians, Cubans, Poles, Czechs, Chinese, Vietnamese or Cambodians think about the harmlessness of such “radical” thinking.