Mobile's Connection to the Manson Family

Charles Manson has died.  

And a lot of people who remember the 60's or who have ever seen an interview with this monster (described by Tom Brokaw as a "truly evil, dark person"), you couldn't help but breathe a sigh of relief.

Of course, as happens sometimes when famous people die, there was some initial confusion between Charles Manson and Marilyn Manson-- 


Personally, I have never been fascinated by the Manson Family itself or the atrocities they committed... but I DID find it fascinating that a member of that family was arrested in Mobile.

Patricia Krenwinkel had family here... and briefly attended Spring Hill College (dropping out after one semester).

NBC 15's Andrea Ramey reports her arrest is considered Mobile Police's "Most Famous Arrest"


As she's come up for parole (13 times, all denied), she's shared pieces of her story and her motivation- she says she "just wanted to be loved" 



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