Charles Manson is out of Debra Tate‘s life for good.
As you surely saw, on Sunday, the infamous criminal and cult leader passed away from natural causes while serving a life sentence for the deaths of seven people. In case you forgot, Charles was responsible for the murders of Debra’s then-pregnant sister Sharon Tate, Jay Sebring, Wojciech Frykowski, Abigail Folger, Steven Parent, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca in the summer of ’69.
And while we’re sure Debra isn’t mourning Manson, she surprisingly harbors no ill will towards the wild-eyed rabble-rouser. In regards to Mason and his murderous crew, Tate explained to People:
“I said a prayer for his soul… Each one of these people and myself now have are spirits or our wills are slightly entangled.”
Tex Watson, Patricia Krenwinkel, Leslie Van Houten, and now deceased Susan Atkins were all convicted alongside Charles. In fact, when Atkins passed away in 2009, Debra prayed for her soul and even vowed she’d do the same for the cult leader.
“My cross in my bedroom still has the flowers that I slipped into Jesus’s feet when Susan died. I cried a tear and I asked for forgiveness on her soul. I’ll do the same thing when Charlie dies.”
Although Tate believes Manson and Co. will face God’s wrath in the afterlife, she’s made it her life mission to keep those criminals behind bars. Unsurprisingly, Debra is convinced that the Manson family members are all “sociopaths.” She continued:
“These are sociopaths. They’re no less violent today then they were then.”
We mean, she isn’t wrong. Sharon was eight-and-a-half months pregnant with Roman Polanski‘s child when Charles’ followers murdered the actress and her friends at Manson’s behest. In addition to the Tate household murder, the crew also killed the LaBiancas the next day.
Debra is not alone in her belief that the Manson family are “sociopaths.” Back in September, Van Houten earned parole for the second time. Her parole request was previously rejected by CA Governor Jerry Brown as he believed she posed “an unreasonable danger to society if released from prison.”
The parole ruling is now going through a 120-day review period before heading back to Brown’s desk. Perhaps the governor will grant Van Houten her release now that Manson is dead??
We guess we’ll just have to wait and see…