What is Charles Luther Manson doing now? What happened? Bio

March 22, 2024
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Who is Charles Luther Manson?

Charles was born in the USA on 24 September 1960, meaning that his zodiac sign’s Libra. He’s probably only known for being a son of Charles Milles Manson (nee Maddox), the late American musician and criminal, leader of the Manson Family cult.

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Education and early life

Charles was raised in Los Angeles, California by his mother Leona Rae Musser (known as Candy Stevens) who was a prostitute, as it’s believed that his father wasn’t around while he was growing up. Charles has at least two half-siblings – Charles Manson Jr. and Valentine Michael Manson, but the exact number of his father’s children hasn’t been disclosed.

He and his mother kept away from the media’s attention while he was growing up, because of his father’s bad reputation. Charles attended a local high school and was interested in a number of activities during his four years there, mostly sports, excelling at football and baseball.

Charles matriculated in 1979 and it’s believed that he then enrolled at college, and went on to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in 1983.


Charles’ career

It’s believed that Charles changed his name to Jay Charles Warner in 1976, and that he’s worked various jobs since he graduated from college, but as he prefers to keep away from media, it hasn’t been disclosed what Charles might have worked in.

Love life and wife

Charles hasn’t shared any details about his love life with the public, however, most of his fans believe that he’s today a married man, and that he and his wife have a daughter together.

Some of Charles’ ‘fans’ have found pictures on the internet, which show a man resembling Charles spending time with his wife and daughter in Los Angeles; it’s believed that Charles married in the second half of the ‘80s, and that his daughter was born in 1993, but this remains unconfirmed.

There are also those who claim that he and his wife divorced in 2008, and that they found records to prove this, but no evidence has been provided to support all these claims.

It’s widely believed that Charles is a married man as of November 2022, and that he has a daughter.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Apparently Charles was physically quite active in his 20s and 30s, as he occasionally played sports with his friends, and that his favorites were basketball and tennis.

He loves to listen to pop music, and his two favorite performers are Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury.


Charles enjoys watching movies – his favorite actors are Richard Gere and Morgan Freeman, and some of his favorite films include “The Benefactor”, “Henry & Me” and “Three Christs”.

He’s into books, and his favorite author’s Sigmund Freud, while his favorite book’s “On the Sexual Theories of Children”.

Height, eyes and wealth

Charles’ age is 62. He has brown eyes and short brown hair, weighs around 155lbs (69kgs) and is 5ft 6ins (1.65m) tall.

Charles’ net worth has been estimated at over $100,000 as of November 2022.

Who was Charles Milles Manson?

American criminal and musician Charles Milles Manson was born in Cincinnati, Ohio USA, on 12 November 1934, meaning that his zodiac sign was Scorpio. His Manson Family cult was held responsible for nine murders, while Charles was convicted of conspiracy to murder seven people.

He was raised in Cincinnati by his mother Kathleen Manson-Bower-Cavender (nee Maddox) who was 15 when she gave birth to him, and who died in 1973, aged 54; his biological father was believed to be Colonel Walker Henderson Scott Sr, because Kathleen had filed a paternity suit against him in 1937, but this hasn’t been confirmed. Walker wasn’t really in the army, but rather a con artist. While pregnant, Kathleen married dry cleaning business employee William Eugene Manson; they eventually divorced, but Charles kept the last name Manson. After Kathleen and her brother Luther were arrested for assault and robbery and sentenced to five to 10 years behind bars, Charles lived with this aunt and uncle; Kathleen was pardoned in 1942, and she and Charles move to Charleston, West Virginia prior to moving again, this time to Indianapolis.


Charles said that his problems with the authorities began when he was nine, as he had set his school on fire. He was 13 when sent to attend Gibault School for Boys, a school for delinquents run by Catholic priests, however, Charles eventually ran away and slept under bridges and in the woods. He robbed a grocery store in 1948, aged 15, and then began working for Western Union as a message deliverer; he robbed people every day, and was caught after around half a year; the judge sending Charles to the juvenile facility Boys Town. After only four days there, Charles and another student, Blackie Nielson stole a car and a gun, and committed two robberies; Charles was caught during another robbery two weeks later, and sent to Indiana Boys School.

Charles was often raped at the school, and he had 18 failed escape attempts; he and two other boys eventually managed to run away, and went on to steal cars and rob filling stations until Charles was caught and sent to National Training School for Boys. He was 17 when transferred to Natural Bridge Honor Camp in October 1951, and three months later, he was caught raping a boy at knifepoint, and was thus moved to the Federal Reformatory, and then to a maximum security reformatory in Ohio. He was released because of his good behavior in May 1954, to live with his uncle and aunt.


He married a waitress in January 1955, stole a car in Ohio and came with his pregnant wife to Los Angeles; he was caught and put on a five-year probation, but was then arrested in March 1956 and sentenced to three years behind bars. His son Charles Manson Jr. was born while he was in jail.

He married prostitute Leona, Luther’s mother, following his release and then took her and another prostitute to work in New Mexico; Charles was arrested in June 1960, returned to Los Angeles and sentenced to 10 years behind bars.

He was released in 1967, and then began using LSD and reading various books; it was Robert A. Heinlein’s novel “Stranger in a Strange Land” that had a strong impact on him, and Charles then went on to preach his own philosophy based on the book, as well as on scientology and the Bible. His first follower was librarian Mary Brunner, and Charles went on to live with her; they were then joined by runaway teenager Lynette ‘Squeky’ Fromme, and others who were emotionally insecure. In around a year, the Manson cult numbered around 20 members.


In August 1969, several of the cult’s members committed murders, but it was the murder of famous American actress Sharon Tate that shocked the public the most; Sharon and four others were killed at her home on 8 and 9 August 1969. The State of California vs. Manson trial began on 15 July 1970, and Manson and three others were sentenced to death on 29 March 1971, however, as the death sentence was ruled unconstitutional a year later, Charles sentence was commuted to life behind bars with a possible parole.

He died in jail from cardiac arrest caused by colon cancer on 19 November 2017, aged 83.

Martha Clifford

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