A California man pleaded guilty Thursday to three counts of first-degree murder for suffocating his three children and to attempting to kill his wife.
The body of murder mastermind Charles Manson was barely cold when competing bids began for his remains and belongings among relatives and longtime associates.
Prosecutors have charged a father with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his children, saying a belt was used in two of the killings.
A parole hearing has resumed for convicted killer Patricia Krenwinkel, a follower of cult leader Charles Manson, after officials investigated whether battered women’s syndrome affected her state of mind at the time of the notorious murders.
In a brawl that officials say was extreme even by the violent standard of California prisons, correctional officers had to open fire to stop a melee that sent eight guards and seven inmates to hospitals.
Officials say eight California prison guards and seven inmates were taken to hospitals after a fight between two inmates quickly raged out of control.