"The Manson Family" waged terror in the 1960s, lead by Charles Manson.
In 1967, Manson moved to San Francisco and lived with 23-year-old student Mary Brunner, convincing her to allow other women to join their hippie movement. Eventually eighteen other women were living with them and thus began the family. In 1968, Manson had established a home for the “family” at a ranch owned by George Spahn.
In 1969, Manson told Family members “now is the time for Helter Skelter.” That evening the family, under the direction of Manson, would commit the famous murder of Sharon Tate, leading to other murders over the two day period.