Charles Manson: The Most Famous Serial Killer

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“I never thought I was normal, never tried to be normal.” Manson is one of the most famous serial killers of all time. He didn’t actually murder anyone but he ordered several of his followers to do the killing for him. Every one of us have heard or read detailed information about the life, family, and/or murders of this man that has left us with our mouths wide open. Although he’s been behind bars since 1969 and will be for the rest of his life, people all around the country still fear when his name is mentioned in a conversation. Kathleen Maddox gave birth to Charles Manson on November 12, 1934, in Cincinnati, Ohio, when she was only 16 years old (Charles Manson biography). He was first named “no name Maddox” but that later got changed to Charles Milles…show more content…
On the other hand, there is not much to know about his biological father, Colonel Scott, because Kathleen filed a paternity suit against him which caused a total of $5 to be turned in every month to keep up with their son’s necessities. The man failed to pay and later died in 1954 from alcohol intoxication. Charles Manson did not get the love and protection he expected from his mother and instead got left behind with various relatives when she decided to go rob a gas station, not even thinking or simply not caring about the consequences, or taking care of her only child. As Michael Newton mentions, “An alcoholic tramp who brought home lovers of both sexes, Kathleen frequently left Charles with neighbors…” (172). She got locked up for five years and once she got out, Manson had already been moved from family member to family member, hotel room to hotel room. The kid was no more than eight years old and had lived a challenging life that definitely shaped the kind of person he would become and the monstrous acts he would perform in the near future that would change America

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