Charles Manson was through most of his life was in and out of prison. In 1960 he was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Once he got out of prison he got in contact with some old friends he had met; they all moved in together. They called themselves ‘The Family’. Manson became the head of the family and ruled over everything the people wanted to do. Which soon lead to convincing them to participate in the Tate and LaBlanca murders. Charles Manson was one of the most heinous serial killers there is which is demonstrated by his life before the murders, the people who helped him, and what happened during the murders.
Charles Manson’s life before the murders is what helped lead up to the Tate-LaBlanca murders. An example of this is, “Manson asks prison officials to let him remain in prison,” (law2.umkc.edu). Charles Manson begged the guards at the prison to let him remain there because he wasn’t ready to leave. By the prison officials not letting Manson stay in prison lead up to him being the most heinous serial killer there was. Another example of this is, “Manson and a number of his followers, now called ‘The Family,’ (law2.umkc.edu). This quote is saying how Manson got some people he use to know together and decided to call them ‘The Family’. With what they call ‘The Family’ Manson was going to use them to his advantage in the murders.