The Manson Family Today

What happened to some of the cult’s most infamous members?

A 1969 photograph of Manson, arrested and charged with several counts of murder

The Manson Family was a nomadic commune and anti-establishment cult led by charismatic ex-convict Charles Manson. Charlie was the father figure, head of the cult that committed at least ten murders in the summer of 1969. Several members of his cult were convicted of murder and other crimes. Some former members testified against Manson during the trials.