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Charles Manson's 12th parole: A look back at the notorious cult leader
The convicted mass murderer is now 77 years old, and prosecutors say he remains a danger to others. A visual history of his life and crimes
 
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Charles Manson burst into the American consciousness in the summer of 1969, in a kind of psychotic coda to a decade better known for hippie love. The leader of a religious-sexual cult known as The Family, Manson was sentenced to life in prison for leading a murderous rampage that killed seven people. On Wednesday, he will be up for parole for the 12th time. Here, a look back at Manson's life.

 

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