In the dearly five decades since the notorious murders stunned Los Angeles, there has been endless fascination and revulsion surrounding Charles Manson and his cult “family.”
And Manson did not fade quietly during his decades behind bars, but continued to make headlines with interviews, bad conduct in prison and, more recently, health issues.
Manson’s victims have sometimes gotten lost in the shadows of the mass killer’s attention.
Here’s who they were:
Sharon Tate in the 1967 film "Valley of the Dolls." Twentieth Century Fox Benedict Canyon murders
Aug. 9, 1969: The nighttime quiet of Benedict Canyon is broken by...