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Charles Manson at a Los Angeles court on Dec. 11, 1969, for his arraignment. (Associated Press)
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Booking mug of Charles Manson from Ventura County Sheriff’s Department in 1968. ()
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Susan Atkins, left, Patricia Krenwinkel, center, and Leslie Van Houten headed into morning court session. ( Los Angeles Times)
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Sharon Tate in the movie “Valley of the Dolls” in 1967. (20th Century Fox)
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Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate at their marriage in London, Jan. 1968. (UPI )
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The body of actress Sharon Tate is taken from her Benedict Canyon estate where she was murdered the night of Aug. 9, 1969 in Los Angeles. (Associated Press)
Spahn Movie Ranch
The 500-acre Spahn Movie Ranch in the Santa Susana Mountains is where Charles Manson and his “family” lived at the time of the Tate-LaBianca murders in 1969. (Anonymous / ASSOCIATED PRESS)
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The five victims slain the night of Aug. 9, 1969 at the Benedict Canyon Estate of Roman Polanski. From left, Voityck Frykowski, Sharon Tate, Stephen Parent, Jay Sebring, and Abigail Folger. The next night, it happened again. Rosemary and Leno LaBianca, a wealthy couple who lived across town, were stabbed to death in their home. (Associated Press)
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Charles Manson on way to court for morning session, Aug. 12, 1970. (John Malmin)
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Manson is escorted by officers while enroute to court in Independence, Calif., in this Dec. 3, 1970 (Associated Press)
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Susan Atkins, left, and Charles Manson in court in 1970. (AP)
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Patricia Krenwinkel, left, Susan Atkins, center, and Leslie Van Houten enter court during penalty phase of their trial in 1971. (Associated Press )
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Charles Manson is led back to his cell after court appearance in 1970. (Bill Murphy / Los Angeles Times)
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Spectators waiting in Hall of Justice lobby in hopes of getting seats in the Manson murder trial in July, 1970. ( Los Angeles Times)
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Deputy District Attorneys Aaron Stovitz, left, and Vincent Bugliosi, display an aerial photo of the home of Leno and Rosmary La Biana, victims of murder in Devember, 1969. (UPI)
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Four young female members of the Charles Manson “family” kneel outside the Los Angeles Hall of Justice on March 29, 1971, with their heads shaved. The women kept a vigil at the building throughout the long trial in which Manson and three others were convicted of murdering actress Sharon Tate and six others. (Wally Fong / ASSOCIATED PRESS)
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Charles Manson is escorted by police during his murder trial. ()
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Susan Atkins, left, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Leslie Van Houten are taken to court for sentencing. (UPI )
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Charles Manson is escorted to court for preliminary hearing in 1969. (Bill Murphy / Los Angeles Times)
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Charles Manson receives the news that he was denied parole in 1997, for the ninth time in March, 1997. (Eric Risberg / Associated Press)
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Charles Manson was denied parole for the 11th time May 23, 2007 (AP)
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Charles Mansion in the high security area of the Corcoran State Prison in 1998. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
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Charles Manson, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation photo from 2014. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)
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Charles Mans, in June of 2011. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)
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Charles Manson in 2009. (California Department of Correct)
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