Serial killer Charles Manson has been hospitalized and is in unclear condition. According to the LA Times, the mass murderer was in a Bakersfield hospital but the severity of the 83-year-old's condition is not known.
Vicky Waters, spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, declined to comment, and said the agency cannot comment "on protected health information for any inmate in our custody." She did confirm that Manson is still alive.
Since his hospitalization three days ago, there have been conflicting reports on Manson's condition. As TMZ reported, a source said he was in grave condition. “It’s not going to get any better for him,” a source shared. "It's just a matter of time."
Manson has suffered serious health issues. In January, he was hospitalized for severe intestinal bleeding and needed surgery to repair a lesion. He was found to be too weak by doctors and sent back to prison. The mugshot seen above was taken on Aug. 14, 2017.
Manson is one of the country's most notorious serial killers. On Aug. 9, 1969, he directed his protégé Charles (Tex) Watson to take three female members of his cult (a.k.a. the Manson Family) to a Los Angles home and to kill everyone inside. One of his youngest cult members, who joined him as a teen, spoke out about his power over her: “He was extremely intelligent,” Dianne Lake, now 64, says to People. “He had the incredible ability to pick up on other people’s weaknesses and their needs and their desires, and he could fulfill those.” She added, “I needed love and affection, and I needed a family. I needed to feel like I belonged somewhere. And he perceived that from the get-go.”
Manson's followers ultimately killed seven individuals: Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, Steven Parent, Jay Sebring and Sharon Tate.
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