Charles Manson Psychology

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Charles Manson Marisol Riley Advanced Leaders Course Abstract Charles M. Manson a career criminal, wanted vengeance against the society he thought cause his many years of imprisonment. He was a very charming man who with mind games and heavy drug use was able to attract his followers who came to be known as "the Family". While his followers held him on a pedestal they were still horrified by his cruelty. Charles worried that the racial tension between black and whites would end with the blacks rebelling and coming out on top during the summer of 1969. Since there was no racial war Manson master minded a series of murders for “the family” to execute, to show the blacks how to do it. In return “the family” murdered famous people because…show more content…
After Beausoleil is arrested Charles informs the family it is time to begin the racial war which he referred to as Helter Skelter. Charles directs Charles Watson, Susan Atkins, Linda Kasabian and Patricia Krenwinkel to go to Melchers old home on Cielo Drive and “totally destroy everyone in it as gruesome as he could” (Watson Ch. 14). Watson, Atkins, Kasabian and Krenwinkel all headed to the Cielo Drive residence home to actress Sharron Tate and her husband Roman Polanski. When the four arrived at the residence Watson climbed up a telephone pole and cut the phone line. They then entered the property, once inside the property their first victim was an 18 year old boy by the name of Steven Parent, who was shoot twice and stabbed a series of times. At this time Watson ordered Kasabian to stay watch outside the residence while him and the other two women entered the residence. Once inside Watson shot and stabbed Wojciech Frykowski and Jay Sebring. Krenwinkel stabbed to death Abigail Folger the heiress to the Folger coffee fortune. Atkins committed the worst of the crimes by stabbing an eight month pregnant Sharron Tate 16 times in the…show more content…
Some of his followers mimic this action by also carving X’s on their foreheads. Throughout the entire trial there were a series of disruptions caused by Charles’ many followers. The female defendants in an effort to exonerate their leader tried to blame the murders all on their self’s and stated that Charles was unaware of the murders. When their scenario failed the jury returned with guilty verdicts and the death penalty for all defendants. 10 months after they received the their death sentence it was automatically reduced to life in prison because the California Supreme Court abolished the death penalty

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