Thursday, March 19, 2009

"She Got OLD on Me"

Prison releases photo of elderly Charles Manson

LOS ANGELES – California corrections officials have released a new photograph of convicted mass murderer Charles Manson, who is now bald with a thick gray beard.

The photo of the 74-year-old Manson was taken Wednesday as part of a routine update of files on inmates at Corcoran State Prison, where he is serving a life sentence for conspiring to murder seven people, said Seth Unger, spokesman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

The cult leader was first sentenced to death for the 1969 murders of movie star Sharon Tate, coffee heiress Abigail Folger and three others stabbed and shot to death at Tate's home in Los Angeles. The next night, two others were stabbed to death at their homes.

The image — complete with a swastika carved into Manson's forehead — was released to the Los Angeles Times because the newspaper requested a copy the next time it was taken.

Manson's co-defendants — Susan Atkins, Leslie Van Houten, Patricia Krenwinkel and Charles "Tex" Watson — were convicted with him. Their death sentences were commuted to life when the death penalty was briefly outlawed in America in 1972.


Brian Davis said...

As of 8:30pm U.S. Central Time,
Charles Manson is ranked 5th on todays Yahoo Search.

It's funny because I'm constantly watching and re-watching the interviews of Manson that are out there and I always tend to visualize him today as I see him in those interviews from then.

Wow ! 74 !

Also,LOL !
Love the title of the post Col !

Reference to the comment Manson made about Pat Krenwinkel on Turning Point ?

Jean Harlow said...

Does anyone know why the prison would release an updated mugshot/photo of CM to the press?

They don't do that for most prisoners

Hi Heaven and Monk

ColScott said...

BD- of course

ColScott said...

JH- they release them to public viewing and likely a reporter saw it

Shak El said...

photo of pugh at:

A.C. Fisher Aldag said...

Some not-bad pix of Charles and Grey Wolf on Inside Edition. Let's see if they honour their promise to talk about ATWA.

grimtraveller said...

Some people are bald by choice.