Manson the Devil
Not only does Greg King give us a chilling account of the murders themselves, he also gives us great insight to what’s happened to the victim’s families and the heartless killers themselves in the 32 years since these senseless murders were committed. It is heartbreaking to learn how the victim’s families must continue to relive the gory details of the murders every time one of the convicted killers’ whines before a parole board about how they have changed and should be set free and given a second chance. The victims will never get a second chance, why should the killers? I read after finishing this book I had the urge to watch Evil lives Here. I feel like so much hate was described in this book and such a star’s light was dimmed to soon and it made me sad.
It’s incredibly offensive to hear the killers say that the only reason they haven’t been paroled yet is because these were such “high profile” crimes and if this had not been the case, they would have been paroled long ago. While that may be true, let’s not forget that it was the killers who chose these particular victims BECAUSE they wanted these to be “high profile” crimes so the world would listen! Well, the world did listen, and the vast majority of a decent, law-abiding society is determined that people who are capable of committing such a senseless crime (no matter the reasons) shall never be free to walk among us again.
Greg King’s focus in this book is on the victims, not the killers, and that’s how this case should be remembered. So many times, books and articles are written to try and obtain sympathy for the killers. They should be grateful that they beat the gas chamber and face the fact that a life, even though behind bars, is still a life. That’s much more consideration than they ever gave any of their victims. I enjoyed this very much and will be looking into more books by Greg King if he paints the victims so much better then the evil people who committed them. I have a friend who loves serial killers too I will be recommending this to her as soon as I talk to her next.
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