Charles Manson is escorted to court Dec. 11, 1969, for arraignment on conspiracy charges in connection with the slayings of actress Sharon Tate and seven others. On Jan. 25, 1971, after nine days of deliberating, jurors convicted Manson and several followers of murder. Manson was sentenced to death. However, in 1972, the California Supreme Court declared the death penalty unconstitutional and Manson's sentence was reduced to life in prison.
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