Charles Manson hospitalized, reportedly in grave condition

November 16, 2017 GMT

Charles Manson hospitalized, reportedly in grave condition

BAKERSFIELD, California — Notorious cult leader and convicted mass murderer Charles Manson has been hospitalized in grave condition, reports say.

Authorities with the Kern County Sheriff’s Department confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that Manson, 83, was in a hospital but would not specify his condition.

TMZ.com reports an unnamed source says Manson is not expected to improve and that “it’s just a matter of time.”

It’s the second time this year that Manson has been hospitalized with a serious illness.

Manson was born on Nov. 12, 1934, in Cincinnati.

In the late 1960s, Manson was the leader of a cult, “The Family,” with about 100 members in the San Fernando Valley of California.

On Aug. 9, 1969, four of Manson’s followers murdered actress Sharon Tate and four others at the home of director Roman Polanski. Manson and other members of his cult were convicted of seven killings, but authorities believe they might have been responsible for about 35 deaths.

Manson has been in Corcoran State Prison in California since 1971. He has been denied parole 12 times, the most recent time in 2012.

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