Charles Manson led his Californian cult to commit ‘the most famous murder in the history of Los Angeles’ – and a further eight brutal murders.
A new ABC 20/20 documentary promises to show audiences what ‘evil looks like in the face of Charles Manson’, releasing unseen footage of Charles speaking from inside prison.
You can watch the trailer – in which Manson speaks of his tumultuous life in lock up – below:
Manson, the 82-year-old criminal mastermind behind the murderous The Family Manson, is currently serving nine concurrent life sentences at Corcoran State Prison in Corcoran, California.
Many documentaries have shone a light on the man who convinced regular people to join his quasi-commune to murder and savage
Manson is a symbol of insanity, the macabre and the capacity of humans to be evil. But now, a new ABC 20/20 documentary titled Truth and Lies: The Family Manson will investigate further into Manson’s background to uncover how the notorious sociopath was born.
The previously unseen footage from the infamous Diane Sawyer interview shows Bronson looking into a mirror for the first time since his incarceration.
Manson, who turned 21-years-old in jail, can be seen saying:
I’ve been in jail all my life. I never realised that people outside are much different to people inside. People inside, if you lie, you get punched.
When I got out, all your children would come to me because they never had anybody tell the the truth.
I haven’t told anybody to do anything other than what they wanted to do.
The documentary features many of those who have encountered Manson in the past five decades; one ABC journalist who met him into the sixties dubbed him ‘commanding, he is magnetic and really a much more malevolent force.’
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