‘Death to Pigs’: how the Manson murders remain etched in memory


‘Death to Pigs’: how the Manson murders remain etched in memory

Manson and his 'family' went on a killing rampage on August 8 1969. We look at the key figures involved

Telegraph reporters

It was 50 years ago this week that Charles Manson dispatched a group of disaffected young followers on a two-night killing rampage that terrorised Los Angeles.

Members of the so-called Manson family arrived at the Hollywood Hills home of Sharon Tate on August 8 1969, where they stabbed, beat and shot to death the young actress and her friends – celebrity hairstylist Jay Sebring, coffee heiress Abigail Folger and aspiring screenwriter Wojciech Frykowski.

As they made their way to the house, they encountered a teenager, Steven Parent, who had been visiting an acquaintance at the estate’s guesthouse, and shot him to death...

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