Charles Manson Hospitalized in Grave Condition

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Charles Manson has been hospitalized in Bakersfield, California according to a report from TMZ

Sources familiar with Manson's condition tell the website that "it's just a matter of time," and that "it's not going to get any better for him."

Manson was rushed to the hospital three days ago TMZ said. 

The notorious cult-leader is serving seven life sentences at the Corcoran State Prison in California, and had been suffering health issues for some time.

In January, Manson was hospitalized for severe intestinal bleeding. He also needed surgery to repair a lesion, but doctors elected to send him back to prison as they felt he was too weak to survive the procedure. 

Besides the notorious self-carved swastika on his forehead, Manson is best known for directing his protege Charles 'Tex' Watson and three others from his cult (known as the Manson Family) to a home above Sunset Blvd. and kill everyone there. 

The Manson Family members murdered Sharon Tate, the pregnant wife of movie director Roman Polanski, as well as celebrity hairstylist Jay Sebring, the heiress to the Folger coffee fortune Abigail Folger, writer Wojciech Frykowski and teenage Steven Parent. 

Manson was tried and convicted for the murders, and sentenced to death along with several other members in his cult. The death sentence was commuted in 1972 when the death penalty was briefly outlawed in California. 

At the time, prosecutors said Manson and his 'family's' motivation for the murder spree was an attempt to incite a race war he believed was suggested by the Beatles' song "Helter Skelter."

Manson has been in prison since 1971 and been denied parole several times. His next parole hearing is scheduled for 2027. 

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