2017-11-16 03:44:47 UTC
Charles Manson in grave condition at California hospital: report
BY Nancy Dillon, Ginger Adams Otis
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 7:06 PM
Wild-eyed cult leader Charles Manson has been hospitalized in California with a bleak prognosis, according to a report Wednesday.
The 83-year-old was brought to a Bakersfield hospital recently, TMZ.com said.
The notorious mass murderer serving seven life sentences in Corcoran State Prison in California has been suffering from health issues for some time.
In January he had to be hospitalized for severe intestinal bleeding. He also needed surgery to repair a lesion but doctors said he was too weak and sent him back to prison.
Since arriving at the Bakersfield facility, Manson’s been getting various treatments around the hospital — always guarded by five cops, TMZ said.
A source familiar with Manson’s condition told the web site “it’s not going to get any better for him.”
The source also added, “it’s just a matter of time,” TMZ said.
Ben Gurecki, who regularly posts prison calls with Manson on his YouTube channel, said Manson admitted he has heart failure.
"I don't believe he will leave the hospital," Gurecki told the Daily News on Wednesday.
"(It's) heart failure," he said. "(His) body is shutting down."
Gurecki said Manson was rushed to Mercy Heart Hospital in last 24 hours -- and before that, he was still in prison.
"He has been saying over and over the past few weeks that he is tired. Over and over, it's very sad," Gurecki said.
"He is going to leave us this time. He is very, very sick," he said. "This is time for prayer."
Manson shocked the world on Aug. 9, 1969, when he directed his protégé Charles Watson to take three female members of his cult — known as the Manson Family — to a posh house above Sunset Blvd. and slaughter everyone there.
The Manson Family members brutally butchered movie director Roman Polanski's heavily pregnant wife Sharon Tate along with celebrity hairstylist Jay Sebring, coffee heiress Abigail Folger, writer Wojciech Frykowski, and visiting teen Steven Parent.
The next night, Manson joined the same four followers along with two more as they broke into the Los Feliz home of supermarket executive Leno LaBianca and his wife Rosemary.
Manson wanted to show the group the correct way to execute and ordered the LaBiancas bound with lamp cords and their heads covered by pillowcases before the savage stabbing started.
The vicious Manson killings stunned Los Angeles and caused a worldwide sensation.
Manson was tried for the horrific murders and sentenced to death along with several members of his psychopathic gypsy cult. The sentences were commuted to life when the death penalty was briefly outlawed in 1972. Prosecutors said Manson and his followers were trying to incite a race war he believed was suggested in the Beatles’ song “Helter Skelter.”
Found guilty in 1971, Manson has been denied parole a dozen times. His next hearing is scheduled for 2027.
While in jail, he infamously carved a swastika into his forehead,