Manson Family Members,What Happened to Them?

Lindsie-Lyn Calderon, Staff Writer

The Manson Family was a cult in the last 60’s and early 70’s. Over that time they gained and lost members of the ‘family’ but maintained about 100 people who killed many people. In 1969 ‘family’ members broke into a house in Los Angeles and killed pregnant actress Sharon Tate, her unborn baby, Abigail Folger Wojciech Frykowski, Steven Parent, and Jay Sebring. They later killed husband and wife Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, but after being caught and convicted what happened to the cult? The leader of the cult Charles Manson died in 2017 shortly after his 83rd birthday. Other more famous members such as 70 year old Leslie Van Houten are still in jail, she has been denied parole every year she has asked. 72 year old Patricia Krenwinkel is still in jail in California and is up for parole in 2022. Susan Atkins was still in jail in California when she died at age 61. 74 year old Tex Watson has also been denied parole. The last member I will mention is Linda Kasabian who is 70 years old and is living her life outside of jail, unlike the other members Kasabian testified against Manson so she could go free.