In the autumn of 1969, a 35-year-old man living in Southern California soared from near obscurity into international infamy in a matter of weeks when he was revealed as the mastermind behind two sets of ritualistic slayings, widely referred to as the Tate/LaBianca killings, executed over two nights in two separate Los Angeles neighborhoods the previous August. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Are you involved in a story that has made the headlines?
Charles Manson was the self-proclaimed head of “The Family,” a cult made up of counterculture dropouts. In addition to the Tate/LaBianca murders, authorities say they suspect Manson of influencing his followers to commit many more killings.
Manson was found guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder for the Tate/LaBianca killings in 1971.
In the video above, watch a brief history of Charles Manson, the notorious murders committed by Manson’s followers at his behest, and what Vincent Bugliosi, who prosecuted Manson had to say about the case four and a half decades after the killings. Then, tune in to Wednesday’s Dr. Phil
for a revealing interview with Dianne Lake;
who at 14, says she was the youngest known member of the Manson Family.
to find out where you can watch.
Dianne Lake is the author of the new book, Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness That Ended the Sixties
, available now. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Have a story in the news? ‘Even Though My Parents Didn’t Introduce Me To Charlie, They Gave Me Their Blessing,’ Claims Former Manson Family Membe