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Mass murderer Charles Manson was hospitalized for an undisclosed medical issue


Mass murderer Charles Manson is being treated at a Bakersfield, California hospital for an undisclosed medical issue, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Manson, 82, has been serving his nine life sentences at Corcoran State Prison, which is located about an hour north of Bakersfield.

Officials with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) declined the L.A. Times' request for comment, saying Manson's medical information is private. 

Candice Biglar, a marketing representative with Kern Medical, said they often treat CDCR prisoners, but she couldn't say whether Manson was at her hospital.

Eyewitness News reached out to other hospitals but hasn't been able to confirm Manson's whereabouts.

The cult leader conspired to murder seven people in 1969, with movie star Sharon Tate and coffee heiress Abigail Folger among his victims.

Prison officials told the L.A. Times that Manson had violated "hundreds" of rules while in prison, including having a cell phone and being in possession of a homemade weapon. 

The convicted murderer has been denied parole 12 times and his next parole hearing isn't until 2027. 

(Sinclair-owned station WJLA contributed to this report.)


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