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FILE - This March 1, 1971, file photo shows Charles Tex Watson, right, arriving for court in Los Angeles, Calif. A Texas judge is expected to decide Tuesday, May 29, 2012, whether eight hours of audio recordings of conversations between a the former Manson family member and his attorney should be given to Los Angeles police. Watson is serving a life sentence for his role in the 1969 Tate-La Bianca murders. (AP Photo/Wally Fong, File)

Charles Manson

Ex-convict Charles Manson attracted a group of runaways and outcasts amid the hippie culture of the 1960s. In the summer of 1969, he directed his mostly young, female followers to murder seven people in what prosecutors said was part of a plan to incite a race war.