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Convicted mass murderer and cult leader Charles Manson dead at 83


Last updated 11/19/2017 at Noon

1960s cult leader and convicted mass murderer Charles Manson died Sunday night at a Kern County hospital.

Death came to the 83-year-old Manson at 8:13 p.m., according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

On Thursday, it was reported that Manson was near death in a Bakersfield hospital, but the department of corrections was tight-lipped about further details citing federal and state medical privacy laws.

In January, Manson was taken to Mercy Hospital in Bakersfield for what authorities at the time would describe only as a serious medical problem.

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