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.

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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)

FILE - This Nov. 16, 2011, file photo shows Charles Tex Watson during a parole hearing at Mule Creek State Prison in Ione, Calif. A Texas judge is expected o 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/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

FILE - This Nov. 16, 2011, file photo shows Charles Tex Watson during a parole hearing at Mule Creek State Prison in Ione, Calif. A Texas judge is expected o 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/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Bruce Davis. Davis, convicted with Charles Manson and another man in two murders unrelated to the infamous Sharon Tate murders, is set for an appearance before a parole board panel on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, the eve of his 70th birthday. (AP Photo/California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)

FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Bruce Davis. Davis, convicted with Charles Manson and another man in two murders unrelated to the infamous Sharon Tate murders, is set for an appearance before a parole board panel on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, the eve of his 70th birthday. (AP Photo/California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)

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This is the Spahn movie ranch near Chatsworth, a Los Angeles suburb, shown Dec. 11, 1969, where Charles Manson and his "family" of hippies lived at the time actress Sharon Tate and seven others were slain. (AP Photo)

Manson murders

Manson murders

Manson murders

Manson murders

Manson murders

FILE - This file combo of photographs shows how Charles Manson has looked over the years from 1969 up to the most recently released photo in 2011. Manson is scheduled to have a parole hearing at Corcoran State Prison in Central Calif., on Weds., April 11, 2012. (AP Photo, File)