Little is known about the medical condition that apparently resulted in mass murderer Charles Manson’s transfer from Corcoran State Prison in California to an undisclosed medical facility.
The Los Angeles Times reports the move of the 82-year old convicted killer based on information from unidentified sources. Officials with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation declined to confirm or deny the report when contacted by The Times.
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“We do not disclose inmate movements for safety and security reasons,” said Terry Thornton, a department spokeswoman told The Times, citing privacy and security concerns. “He is alive.”
CBS News reports that late Tuesday night, three California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation vans were parked outside Bakersfield’s Mercy Hospital Downtown. State prisoners are treated at that facility.
Manson and his followers, calling themselves the “Manson Family,” were convicted of two nights of bloody killings in August 1969. On August 8, members of the family invaded the home that actress Sharon Tate shared with her husband director, Roman Polanski. The “family” brutally tortured and murdered writer, Wojciech Frykowski, coffee heiress Abigail Folger, celebrity hair stylist Jay Sebring, and family friend, Steve Parent. Polanski was out of town at the time.
The night of August 9, Manson’s followers again terrorized and murdered supermarket executive, Leno LaBianca, and his wife, Rosemary, in their home. Manson went with the followers to the LaBianca home, but left before the murders occurred.
Manson ordered the killings to ignite a race war. He believed The Beatles communicated with him through the song “Helter Skelter,” calling for such a race war.
Manson followers Tex” Watson, Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, Leslie van Houten, and Steve “Clem” Grogan carried out the murders. Linda Kasabian served as look out.
[Feature Photo: California Department of Corrections]