Mass murderer Charles Manson hospitalized

Charles Manson is seen in court

Charles Manson, a mass murderer and one of the most notorious cult leaders in America, was reportedly taken to a hospital in deteriorating condition earlier this week.

"Charles Manson is alive", Krissi Khokhobashvili a spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation confirmed, declining to comment on the killer's health and hospitalization because of state and medical privacy laws. He is reported to have sought to start a "race war", which he dubbed "Helter Skelter" after The Beatles' song of the same name. Among the victims was also Saron Tate, the wife of Roman Polansky, who was 8 months pregnant and was stabbed 16 times by the members of the organization.

The next night, Manson rode with his followers to the Los Feliz home of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, then left three members to kill the couple.

It's unclear at which hospital Manson is being treated.

At his last parole hearing in 2012, the parole board described Manson as unhinged and remorseless and denied him permission to reapply for release until 2027, when he would be 92 years old.

Manson has been incarcerated in various California prisons since 1971, when he was convicted of first-degree murder, despite never participating personally in his cult's violent crimes. But a local television reporter tweeted a photo of a prison department van outside Mercy Hospital.

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