As the Los Angeles Times reports, notorious cult leader and convicted murderer Charles Manson died this week of natural causes at the age of 83. Manson had spent the past five decades in prison in California for his involvement in a string of murders in the summer of 1969. The Times story notes that several of Manson’s followers remain in prison; one, Leslie Van Houten, was granted parole in September of this year but California Governor Jerry Brown has yet to decide whether to release her.
With a long holiday weekend upon us, this is the last blog post of the week. Enjoy the holiday and keep reading for more news.