Charles Manson in Hospital, Reportedly in Dire Condition

Mass murderer, 83, hospitalized for unspecified issue; one source says 'it's just a matter of time'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 16, 2017 8:07 AM CST
This Oct. 8, 2014, file photo provided by the California Department of Corrections shows Charles Manson.   (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)

(Newser) – All that California corrections officials will confirm is that Charles Manson is alive—but all other details on why the 83-year-old mass murderer is now at a hospital in Bakersfield, Calif., are being kept under wraps, per the Los Angeles Times. It's his second reported hospital visit this year, after a January trip for what TMZ says was serious intestinal bleeding. Sources tell the site that Manson, serving life in prison for his role in the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders, was rushed to the hospital over the weekend looking "ashen," with five cops constantly at his side as various medical staff attended to him. The sources add: "It's not going to get any better for him" and "it's just a matter of time." (Read more Charles Manson stories.)

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