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Charles Manson’s De-Evolution

See his twisted path from infamous cult leader to grizzled convict

Charles Manson's De-Evolution

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Three days before he ran away from Boy’s Town, an adolescent Charles Manson poses in a suit and tie. Omaha, Nebraska, 1947.

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1980

During the 1960s, Manson scuffled around the margins of the music industry. Here he poses with a guitar in August 1980.

 

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Manson and Tom Snyder

Tom Snyder conducting an exclusive interview with Manson for NBC's The Tomorrow Show at the California Medical Facility, June 12, 1981.

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Manson raises an eyebrow during an interview with reporter Geraldo Rivera at San Quentin Prison in Califorina, March 17th, 1988.  

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2009

Manson is seen here in a photo taken on March 18, 2009. That's the same year former Manson Family member Lynette "Squeaky" Frome was released on parole after serving 34 years in prison. 

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