Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, died Sunday after nearly a half-century in prison. He was 83.
These are the most memorable photos of the time:
In this 1969 file photo, Charles Manson is escorted to court in Los Angeles during an arraignment phase. (AP Photo)
The Spahn movie ranch near Chatsworth, a Los Angeles suburb, where Manson and his followers were living when they committed a series of murders in 1969, and where Manson and others murdered a ranch hand, Donald ‘Shorty’ Shea. (AP Photo)
In this June 25, 1970, file photo, Charles Manson sticks his tongue out at photographers as he appears in a Santa Monica, Calif., courtroom, charged with the slaying of musician Gary Hinman. (AFP Photo)
In this January 20, 1968, file photo, shows US Actress Sharon Tate and French Director Roman Polanski standing on the steps at the Chelsea Register Office in London, after their wedding. (AFP Photo)
In this August 10, 1969, file photo, shows French Director Roman Polanski (R) arriving at the airport in London, before departure to Los Angeles where his wife Sharon Tate was murdered by members of Charles Manson's "Family". (AFP Photo)
Manson on the cover of Life magazine, 19 December 1969 (AP Photo)
Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Leslie Van Houten attending court in 1971 during the Tate-La Bianca murder trial, during which Manson was convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder (AP Photo)
In this March 5, 1971, file photo, Charles Manson arrives in a courtroom in Los Angeles, Calif. Authorities say Manson, cult leader and mastermind behind 1969 deaths of actress Sharon Tate and several others, died on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. He was 83. (AP Photo, File)
In this March 12, 1971, file photo, Charles Manson, with a swastika on his forehead, walks to court in Los Angeles, during the penalty phase of the Sharon Tate trial after being convicted of murder in the deaths of Tate and six others. (AP Photo)
In this Feb. 4, 1986, file photo, convicted mass murderer Charles Manson reads a rambling statement at his parole hearing in San Quentin, Calif. Manson, who is serving life in prison for the murder of actress Sharon Tate and five others, said he would go to Libya, Iran, South America or France if released. (AP Photo)
Manson plays up to the camera during a 1988 interview with reporter Geraldo Rivera at San Quentin prison in 1988. (AP Photo)
This file handout photo was taken on March 18, 2009, and released by the California State Prison, Corcoran, on March 19, shows mass murderer Charles Manson. (AFP Photo)
This file handout photo received on August 21, 2017, courtesy of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows inmate Charles Manson. on August 21, 2017. (AFP Photo)
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