Charles Manson and his family now
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: