The Manson Family. In 1969, on August 8, Charlie Manson told Family members at Spahn Ranch, “now is the time for Helter Skelter.” That evening the family, under the direction of Manson, would commit the famous murder of Sharon Tate, leading to other murders over the two day period.
Girls from the Manson Family are escorted through a media swarm by police. Members of Charles Manson’s cult following were responsible for a series of murders that terrorised California during the 70s.
Sharon Tate smiles for the camera in 1967. Murdered by Charles Manson's followers on Aug. 9, 1969, she was two weeks away from giving birth. The Manson "family" committed several other brutal murders in the same time period for which they were later convicted and sentenced to death which was later commuted to life imprisonment the State of California abolished the death penalty. A horrific crime.