US 1960s cult killer Charles Manson dead at 83 | Inquirer News

US 1960s cult killer Charles Manson dead at 83

/ 05:35 PM November 20, 2017
This handout image released by the California State Prison, Corcoran, taken on March 18, 2009, shows mass murderer Charles Manson. The now 74-year-old cult leader is serving a life sentence for conspiring to murder seven people, including actress Sharon Tate and coffee heiress Abigail Folger in 1969. AFP PHOTO/HO/Califrornia State Prison, Corcoran = RESTRICTED TO EDITORAIL USE = GETTY OUT = / AFP PHOTO / Califrornia State Prison / HO

This handout image released by the California State Prison, Corcoran, taken on March 18, 2009, shows mass murderer Charles Manson. AFP PHOTO / California State Prison / HO

Charles Manson, the psychopathic guru who masterminded a savage killing spree in the United States that shocked the world, has died  aged 83, US media and California prison officials said late Sunday.

Debra Tate — the sister of Manson’s most famous victim, Sharon Tate — told celebrity website TMZ that she received a call from prison officials saying that Manson, who had long been ill, died Sunday evening.

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California prison officials later issued a statement confirming the death.

In the late 1960s, Manson headed an apocalyptic cult that committed random murders in upscale mostly white neighborhoods of Los Angeles — unleashing a wave of panic in the city and beyond.

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