Résumé: As leader of the L.A.-based cult known as The Family, America’s most notorious psycho masterminded the slayings of Hollywood starlet Sharon Tate, her unborn baby, and four of her friends at the home she shared with her husband, director Roman Polanski, in 1969. The following night, Manson and his disciples murdered supermarket mogul Leno LaBianca and his wife at their Los Feliz residence, misspelling “Helter Skelter” in blood on their fridge. (Manson preached that the Beatles’ song was a prophecy about an imminent race war.) A resident of Corcoran State Prison in California, he has received more mail than any other prisoner in U.S. history.
Notable Quote: “Just to forgit I didn’t take your money when I had all your credit cards locked up in my dreams.”