Infamous cult leader and convicted mass murderer Charles Manson remained hospitalized in Bakersfield on Wednesday with a sigmoid lesion and lower gastrointestinal bleeding, a source told The Bakersfield Californian.
Manson, 82, was brought to Bakersfield from Corcoran State Prison early Monday, according to a source with knowledge of the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity. The lesion is on the sigmoid colon, which is part of the large intestine.
Manson arrived at Mercy Hospital via the emergency room and was signed in as “John Doe,” the source said.
Officials at Mercy Hospital and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said they could not discuss whether Manson had been taken to Bakersfield or any medical complications he might have, due to privacy laws.
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Two CDCR vans were parked early Wednesday outside Bakersfield’s Mercy Hospital, ABC News reported.
Debra Tate, sister of Manson victim Sharon Tate, told The Associated Press on Tuesday she has “no ill wishes” for the people who killed her sister. She said she will reserve her feelings until hearing Manson has died.
“I would probably say a prayer for them and shed a tear and ask God to have mercy on their souls, but so far I haven’t allowed myself to feel anything because it’s unsubstantiated,” Tate said. “I’m not allowing myself to feel anything until I know that it’s true.”
Manson orchestrated the killings of actress Sharon Tate, 8 1/2 months pregnant at the time, and four others at Tate’s home on Aug. 9, 1969. His followers then killed grocers Leno and Rosemary LaBianca the following night.
Manson, Leslie Van Houten, Patricia Krenwinkle, Susan Atkins and Charles “Tex” Watkins were each convicted of multiple counts of murder. Atkins died in prison in 2009 at the age of 61.
Manson has repeatedly been denied parole, and his next hearing is scheduled for 2027.