Charles Manson 's Influence On Society

1361 Words Sep 18th, 2016 6 Pages
In almost all lists of famous serial killers, probably the most mentioned among them all is Charles Manson. With more than 35 documented killings and a cult of disciple murderers, Manson has become the living embodiment that the devil walks on earth. But what has made this troubled youth into one of America’s feared monsters?
Charles Manson was born on November 12, 1934. Named Charles Milles Maddox, he was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, to a teenage mom, Kathleen Maddox. His alcoholic and prostitute mother soon married William Manson but the marriage was short-lived. His mother did not want anything to do with the boy and this pushed him to live on the streets and fend for himself. Pretty soon, Charles turned to petty crime to survive. By the time he was in his late teens, Charles was introduced to a life in prison.
Charles met a girl in 1955 whom he married and brought with him to California. There, she became pregnant and Charles was back into his life of petty crimes leading him to another time in prison in 1956. The young wife eventually left him after a year. After being released, Charles turned to other crimes such as pimping, using stolen checks and conning a woman of her money. While on probation, he met a prostitute Candy Stevens, who bore him a second child. By 1960, he was arrested for his crimes and was sent to a Washington penitentiary.
In prison, troubles never escaped Charles. He once raped a fellow male inmate and he was considered to be safe only when…

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