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Convicted mass killer Manson hospitalized outside prison: media
January 3, 2017 / 11:36 PM / 9 months ago

Convicted mass killer Manson hospitalized outside prison: media

Convicted mass murderer Charles Manson is shown in this handout picture from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation dated June 16, 2011 and released to Reuters April 8, 2012. REUTERS/CDCR/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Convicted mass murderer Charles Manson was taken from a California prison to a hospital for an undisclosed medical issue on Tuesday, media reported.

Manson was seriously ill, a source told the Los Angeles Times, but could not provide further information. TMZ reported that Manson was transported to a hospital in Bakersfield, California, about an hour from California State Prison in Corcoran, where he was being held.

A spokesman for California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation had no comment, citing inmate privacy issues.

Manson, who was sentenced to life in prison, directed his mostly young, female followers - known as the Manson Family - to murder seven people in August 1969 in what prosecutors said was part of a plan to incite a race war between whites and blacks.

Reporting by Dan Whitcomb and Ben Klayman; Editing by Chris Reese

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