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
Charles Manson in Hospital, Reportedly in Dire Condition
This Oct. 8, 2014, file photo provided by the California Department of Corrections shows Charles Manson.   (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)

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." (More Charles Manson stories.)

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