Mansons Manipulation, Brainwashing, and The Beatles

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Manson’s Manipulation, Brainwashing, and The Beatles On the morning of August 9, 1969, three LAPD officers arrived at 10050 Cielo Drive (Bugliosi). A ghastly scene awaited them. In the driveway, in a parked car, the body of Steven Parent was found. He was shot four times and stabbed once. Resting about twenty feet past the front door of the house, Voytek Frykowski had been shot twice, beaten over the head thirteen times, and stabbed fifty-one times. Also discovered in the yard was Abigail Folger, who was stabbed twenty-eight times. Inside the house were the bodies of Jay Sebring and Sharon Tate. Sebring had been stabbed seven times and shot once. Tate, who happened to be eight months pregnant at the time, was stabbed sixteen times in her chest and back. (Bugliosi 42). “For here was Sharon Tate, beautiful star of The Fearless Vampire Killers and pregnant wife of the director of Rosemary’s Baby, brutally slashed to death with her former lover, an internationally known hairstylist to the stars…and a coffee-fortune heiress who worked in the ghettos, and her lover, a Polish, drug using playboy.” (Chiasson 165). The following evening, in an apparently unrelated crime, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca were discovered dead in their home at 3301 Waverly Drive. Rosemary was found face down in her bedroom, a lamp cord wrapped around her neck, in a pool of blood. She was found with forty-one stab wounds. Her husband, Leno, had a pillow case over his head, a lamp cord tied around his neck, his hands tied behind his back with a leather thong, and an ivory-handled, bi-tined carving fork in his stomach; he had been stabbed multiple times and had the word “WAR” carved into his flesh (Bugliosi 55-56). The murderers were members of a group led by Charles Manson called the “Family”. These people were completely controlled by Manson. Charles Manson had an uncanny ability to sense and

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