Charles Manson new mugshot

Charles Manson takes creepy, new mugshot after health scare

Charles Manson’s newest photographed emerged on Monday, the latest one since his health scare six months ago.

The mugshot, taken at the Corcoran State Prison in California, is simply part of the California Department of Correction’s requirement to update prisoners’ photos every few years to ensure they have a recent photo should an inmate escape. Manson, 82, appeared healthy, but held his signature creepy stare with a prominent swastika tattoo between his eyes.

Earlier this year, Manson was rushed to the hospital and said to be “seriously ill,” but couldn’t undergo surgery as medical experts thought it would be too risky. Since then, he’s been eating healthy, according to inside source.

Manson has been serving a life sentence in prison since December 1971, for the deaths of Gary Hinman and Donald Jerome “Shorty” Shea. He was also connected to a string of other murders, including the death of actress Sharon Tate and her unborn child. Under Manson’s instructions, a group of cult followers killed Tate, along with several others who were visiting her California home on August 9, 1969.

The majority of Manson’s victims were white people residing in upscale areas of California. Court records indicate that Manson planned to blamed the murders on black people and start a “Helter Skelter” race war.

The infamous cult leader was spared the death penalty after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling temporarily banned it in 1972. However, he’ll likely spend the rest of his life behind bars.

[Feature Photo: Corcoran State Prison]