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In Wake Of Death of Mass Murder Mastermind Charles Manson, Ventura Journalist Recalls Covering Trial

Mass murder mastermind Charles Manson died Sunday at a Kern County hospital from natural causes, at the age of 83. Veteran Ventura journalist Ivor Davis covered the crimes, and the trial, and talks about Manson's life.

They were crimes which shocked America, and left Southern California in terror.   In a two day period in 1969, seven people were brutally murdered in two upscale homes in the Los Angeles area.

Infamous cult leader Charles Manson, and some of his followers were arrested, and convicted of the killings.

With the death of Manson on Sunday at the age of 83, from natural causes, a Ventura journalist who covered the killings, and trial talks about the man who masterminded the brutal crimes.

KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with Ivor Davis, who's written two books about Manson.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.