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This Aug. 14, 2017, file photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Charles Manson. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)

Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified the world, dies at age 83

- Associated Press

Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, died Sunday after nearly a half-century in prison. He was 83.

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