Cult leader and mass murderer Charles Manson has been rushed to a California hospital for undeclared medical reasons, state law enforcement announced Wednesday.
This is the second time Manson has been brought to the hospital since January, when authorities checked him in for a “serious medical problem,” the Los Angeles Times reported. Manson notoriously led the “Manson Family” cult in California throughout the ’60s, culminating in him ordering his followers to slaughter eight people across Los Angeles in 1969 in an attempt to start a race war. While police confirmed Manson was alive, they have declined to release details of his condition.
According to Fox News’ Thursday morning on air headlines, Manson is reportedly clinging to life.
The Manson Family’s murders extended over two days in August 1969, killing actress Sharon Tate–then the wife of Roman Polanski–as well as coffee heiress Abigail Folger and three others. Tate was more than eight months pregnant when she was murdered.
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Manson and his followers killed a married couple the following night, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca.
Manson was originally sentenced to death for his crimes, but the California Supreme Court later ruled the death penalty unconstitutional. He had been held in a California state prison for more than 45 years. He has been denied parole 12 times since his imprisonment.
One of Manson’s followers, Catherine Share, testified this summer that Manson threatened many of the cult members with death if they tried to leave.
Share claimed Manson ordered one of the few male cultists to threaten her. The male cultist allegedly told her that if she fled, he would find her, tie her to a car, and drag her back to the ranch. She also claimed Manson had severely beaten her on one occasion.
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