Infamous Cult Leader Charles Manson, Dead at 83

I have never wished ill on anyone, not even those deserving of the worst karma has to offer. But for the life of me I cannot understand the R.I.P tweets this morning. Are we truly wishing a peaceful afterlife to someone who was linked to such heinous murders? 


In case you don't know, Charles Manson was a cult leader who orchestrated the murders of seven people. The members of his cult, known as the "Manson Family" killed for him. How messed up and powerful must one man's mind be to convince others to kill for him? 


According to People Magazine, Debra Tate, sister of murder victim Sharon, received a call from a prison guard telling Charles Manson had died. "I said a prayer for his soul," Debra told the magazine.

CORONA, CA - JUNE 28: Debra Tate, sister of murder victim Sharon Tate, listens as Leslie Van Houten describes the events of the murder of the LaBianca couple during her parole hearing 28 June 2002 at the California Institution for Women in Corona, Calif. Van Houten was convicted for her role in the Manson family's 1969 murders of Leno LaBianca, a wealthy grocery store owner, and his wife Rosemary. Prosecutors said Van Houten stabbed Rosemary between14-16 times in the back, although Van Houten has maintained Rosemary was already dead when she began stabbing her. Vam Houten was denied parole. (Photo credit should read DAMIAN DOVARGANES/AFP/Getty Images)

Manson was also was convicted in the connection with the killings of Gary Hinman, a musician, and stuntman Donald "Shorty" Shea in 1969. Maybe with his death the families of these victims get some closure. Although I have to tell you, it kind of irks me that Manson gets another wave of fame after his death. My prayers go out to the victims of his insanity. I hope everyone who's talking about him online and otherwise takes a moment to pray for these souls. 



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