The day that etched Charles Manson into the mind of the world’s collective consciousness was Friday, August 8th, 1969. That was the fateful weekend when Manson’s alleged cult named the “Manson Family” slaughtered seven people. It wasn’t the first time the group had committed murder, nor would it be the last, but the events of that weekend are why Charlie Manson will be remembered as the devil incarnate. A real-life boogeyman capable of untold evil. A maniacal puppet master who carved a swastika in his head with a razor blade.
Through hours of conversation with Manson, Manson Family members and their attorneys, friends, and Manson prosecutor Stephen Kay, as well as in-depth study of trial transcripts, police records, and media coverage, Day applies rational thinking to insane acts to create an alternative motive behind the horrific murders of Sharon Tate, Abigail Folger, Jay Sebring, Wojciech Frykowski, Steven Parent, and Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. The result is an intriguing and thought-provoking read. – Suzy Spencer, New York Times
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