The Manson murders
Charles Manson and other members of his so-called family were convicted of killing actress Sharon Tate and six other people during a bloody rampage in the Los Angeles area during two August nights in 1969. Prosecutors said that Manson and his followers were trying to incite a race war that he believed was prophesized in the Beatles' song "Helter Skelter."
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"Valley of the Dolls" star Sharon Tate was the most famous victim of the Charles Manson "family"'s 1969 murder rampage.