Manson Family Wants a Taste of Freedom
This article from CNN.com today focuses on the current state of the "Manson Family" -- the group of murdering murderers famous for slaying seven people in California in August, 1969. We all know that the family's patriarch was one Charles Manson, once a feared cult leader, now just an old dude in prison with a fading swastika on his forehead. It seems that a recent prison photo of Charlie at 75 years old has sparked renewed interest in the case.
The article gives updates on the current state of the other imprisoned family members. Susan Atkins is terminally ill with brain cancer, "Tex" Watson is a minister, Patricia Krenwinkel helps in a prison program to train puppies as service dogs and Leslie Van Houten is a model inmate in the same prison as Krenwinkel. They are all in their 60s, except for Van Houten, who is 59. See more »