A State corrections official has only confirmed that Manson is alive, and still assigned to the prison in Corcoran.
Convicted murderer and former cult leader Charles Manson is reportedly too weak to undergo necessary surgery, reports TMZ.
Manson and members of his "family" of followers were convicted of killing actress Sharon Tate and six other people during a rampage in the Los Angeles area in August 1969. Manson, 82, is now being treated for gastrointestinal bleeding linked to his colon at Mercy Hospital, a source told KTLA 5 News. He led the "Manson Family" cult in California in the late 1960s, indoctrinating followers into believing he was a god and it was their duty to spark apocalypse by provoking a race war.
Charles Manson is finally strong enough to undergo a surgery that will fix a lesion in his intestines that has caused significant bleeding. He had apparently gotten the idea from a twisted reading of the hard-rocking Beatles song "Helter Skelter". TMZ said he had been taken to a medical center in Bakersfield, about 60 miles south of the prison in Corcoran.
His hospitalization created a media circus with news vans and looky-loos milling about Bakersfield's Mercy Hospital for a glimpse of the notorious killer. "I'm not allowing myself to feel anything until I know that it's true".
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office, which prosecuted Manson, has objected to his release.
Manson, who was not actually present but ordered the bloody rampage, has been denied parole 12 times and is not eligible to apply again until 2027. On the 25 of January 1971, Charles Manson was charged with first-degree murder and orchestrating assassinations and was sentenced to death. But a 1972 ruling by the California Supreme Court found the state's death penalty law at the time unconstitutional, and his sentence was changed to life in prison with the possibility of parole. "These services are not provided in state prison facilities".