Aum Shinrikyo and Cults that Went Wacko

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The Family
Aug 9-10 1969: The Tate-LaBianca Murders, Los Angeles

In a rage over his dismal music career, Manson ordered several of his followers, many of them women, to slaughter his perceived enemies. Armed with hunting knives, they descended on two affluent homes, one picked at random, the other owned by a producer who refused to record his music and killed everyone they could find there. The victims did not even know Manson. Among them was the actress Sharon Tate, the pregnant wife of director Roman Polanski.

The Demon of Death Valley

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