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Leslie Van Houten
Leslie Van Houten was the youngest of the Manson Family members to be convicted, for taking part in the murders of the LaBiancas. She has been denied parole 19 times and is currently serving her sentence in the California Institution for Women. Getty Images
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Bruce Davis is currently serving two life sentences for the murder of musician Gary Hinman, and stuntman Donald Shea. He has been denied parole once before. left: Getty Images
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Charles "Tex" Watson
Charles "Tex" Watson is currently serving life in prison after being of seven counts of first-degree murder, for his involvement in both the murders of the LaBiancas and Sharon Tate. He has been denied parole 17 times. Getty Images/Wikimedia Commons
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Patricia Krenwinkle was just 21 when she participated in the Tate-LaBianca murders. She is currently serving a life sentence in the California Institution for Women. She has been denied parole 14 times but will be eligible again in five years. Getty Images/Youtube
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Along with Bruce Davis, Bobby Beausoleil was convicted of the murder of Gary Hinman and is serving his life sentence at a California medical facility. Youtube/Wikimedia Commons
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Susan "Sadie" Atkins
Susan "Sadie" Atkins was involved in the Tate-LaBianca murders and admitted to personally stabbing Sharon Tate. She died in prison in 2009, ending her streak as California's longest-serving female inmate. Getty Images/Wikimedia Commons
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Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme
Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme was convicted in 1975 of attempted murder when she pointed a gun at then-President Gerald Ford. She was originally sentenced to life in prison but was released on parole in 2009. Getty Images/Youtube
Forty-eight years after orchestrating a series of brutal murders, notorious cult leader Charles Manson is dead.
Manson spent the last 48 years in prison, after ordering members of his cult, the Manson Family, to commit two bloody, brutal murders.
On Aug. 9, 1969, members of the Manson Family broke into the home of actress Sharon Tate, the pregnant wife of Roman Polanski, and stabbed her. Also murdered were four other people who were present in the home -- coffee fortune heiress Abigail Folger, hairstylist Jay Sebring, writer Wojciech Frykowski, and a friend of the caretaker, Steven Parent.
The next day, members of the family murdered a local grocery store owner, Leno LaBianca, and his wife. The murders were widely publicized, and caused mass panic among the public.
Manson and several cult members were sentenced to death. However, the sentences were later commuted to life in prison when California abolished the death penalty.
Though Manson himself is gone, most of the Manson Family remains.