Charles Manson and his fam­ily now

Los Angeles Times - - THE NATION - By Christine Mai Duc

The cult leader and three oth­ers who took part in the 1969 mur­ders are still in pri­son.

For­mer pros­e­cu­tor Vin­cent Bugliosi was asked in 2009 — around the 40th an­niver­sary of the in­fa­mous Manson mur­ders — why the case has en­dured for so long. “The very name ‘Manson’ has be­come a metaphor for evil, and evil has its al­lure,” said Bugliosi, the pros­e­cu­tor who got guilty ver­dicts in the mass mur­der case. In the sum­mer of 1969, Charles Manson and his mur­der­ous “fam­ily” went on a ram­page in Los An­ge­les that left nine peo­ple dead. Vic­tims of the so-called Tate-LaBianca mur­ders in­cluded actress Sharon Tate (wife of direc­tor Ro­man Polan­ski) and her friends in Bel-Air, and gro­cery chain own­ers Leno and Rose­mary LaBianca in Los Feliz. Bugliosi died Satur­day at the age of 80. Many of those he con­victed re­main alive. Here’s where the rest of the key play­ers in the Manson saga are to­day:

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