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Manson at 77: new picture from prison

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The murders Charles Manson ordered at the home of actress Sharon Tate in Benedict Canyon, and took part in the next night in Los Feliz, shook Los Angeles so hard that Joan Didon wrote "many people I know in Los Angeles believed the '60s ended abruptly on Aug. 9, 1969." Manson, who is now 77, comes up for another parole hearing on April 11, so the Corcoran prison released a new photo. There is no inmate in California less likely to receive parole. He hasn't even taken part in his own parole hearings for the past 15 or so, KTLA says.

charles+manson+2009.jpgOriginally sentenced to death, Manson's sentence was converted to life when California's old capital punishment law was invalidated in the early '70s. Last time a photo was released, three years ago, Manson was nearly bald.

Through the years:

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Previously on LA Observed
Manson nabbed with another cellphone
Susan Atkins dies in prison
Remembering Manson


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