Charles Manson (1934-2017). He was an American criminal and cult leader. In the late 1960's, he formed what became known as the Manson Family, a quasi-commune in California. Manson's followers committed a series of nine murders at four locations in July and August 1969. In 1971 he was convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder for the deaths of seven people, including the actress Sharon Tate, all of which were carried out at his instruction by members of the group. Manson was also convicted of first-degree murder for two other deaths. His signature on a 6" x 8 5/8" pen portrait by prison artist Michael Gaxiola, also signed by the artist and dated "99" in Manson's hand. Buyers in New York State must pay sales tax on both the sale price and the shipping charge with rates based on the county of residence so please wait for an invoice before payment.