The final chapter of Charles Manson, the notorious criminal who terrorized the United States in 1969, began two years ago, when his last chance of freedom disappeared while a judge denied the murderer’s parole for the twelfth time. In 13 years from now, the next hearing will take place, but by then, Mason will be 92 years old. Although he is 79, the criminal continues to attract followers and one particular woman who continues to stand by his side is dubbed “Star.” Charles Manson will never see the light of the day ever again, but his 25-year-old girlfriend has already proven her commitment by carving an “X” on her forehead to match Manson’s, now turned into a swastika.
Nowadays, Charles Manson is living the final chapter of his life along with Star, who encourages people to write letters to California Corrections officials and demand for his parole. The girl, who resembles one of Manson Family’s members, Susan Atkins, believes that she is going to marry Manson, reason why she has been visiting the criminal for the past six years on a weekly basis.
“Charlie is my husband,” Star said. “Charlie told me to tell you this.”
Irrespective of the girl’s beliefs, Charles Manson remains the same notorious criminal who convinced his group, dubbed “The Family” to commit seven crimes on his behalf, namely director Roman Polanski’s pregnant wife, Sharon Tate, four other people at Tate’s home, and married couple Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. A 79-year-old Charles Manson proves that he can lure a young girl into following him and even wearing the infamous “X” that the criminal made on his forehead during his trial, “to protest his treatment at the hands of the law.”
He calls her “star in the Milky Way,” but he does not share her dream of marriage and told the Rolling Stone that the idea of marriage is only for the public’s eye. Forty-five years after being sent to jail, Manson is the same man who told Diane Sawyer that he is a gangster.
Still a Lucid Notorious Criminal
Charles Manson has not attended a hearing since 1997 and the one that took place in 2012 put him on hold for another 15 years, so the famous criminal knows that the final chapter of his life has begun and although it is sprinkled with candy bars, pumpkin pies and other treats that Star brings him, he does not recant anything.
“If I can touch you, I can kill you,” Manson told a Rolling Stone reporter last year.
The same stare betrays the Charles Manson who was incarcerated 45 years ago, and the notorious criminal admits that he is satisfied with his life behind bars.
“Too much freedom is detrimental to the soul,” Manson said.
The criminal who terrified a whole country has the same mantra, namely not to take responsibility for anything. Charles Manson admits that plenty of people still want him dead and knows that the last chapter of his life is near. However, the thought of having one last follower is soothing for a man whose next hearing will take place in 13 years. In the meantime, he confesses nothing, he recants nothing.
By Gabriela Motroc