The Charles Manson 'Family' Murders: 50 Years On

On the night of 8 August, 1969, Charles Manson and his followers invaded the home of film director Roman Polanski and his wife, actress Sharon Tate, in the Hollywood Hills. Polanski was away at the time, but Tate and four friends were brutally attacked and murdered by the group. Manson, Susan Atkins, Leslie Van Houten, Patricia Krenwinkel and Charles “Tex” Watson continued their murder spree the next day, when they attacked Rosemary and Leno Labianca in their home. The group were arrested and convicted of the murders.

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