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  • Leslie Van Houten
    Leslie Louise Van Houten is an American convict serving a life sentence for murder in relation to the 1969 killings of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, when Van Houten was 19 years old. Read more at Wikipedia
  • Susan Atkins (1948 - 2009)
    Susan Denise Atkins (May 7, 1948 – September 24, 2009) was a convicted American murderer who was a member of Charles Manson's "Family". Manson and his followers committed a series of nine murders at ...

The Manson Family was a quasi-commune that arose in California in the late 1960s, led by Charles Manson. They gained national notoriety after the infamous murder of actress Sharon Tate and four others on August 8, 1969 by Tex Watson and three other members of the Family, acting under the instructions of Manson. Group members were also responsible for a number of other murders and assaults, and the attempted assassination of President Gerald Ford.