Catherine Share has compared Charles to Jesus and asked to release the 'family' members who were convicted in the 1969 killings.
A lover of Charles Manson and an ex-member of the Manson family has come forward and opened up about why the members did what they did. Catherine Share, once a member of the cult, has revealed that all the members of the family looked up to Manson as if he was a god-like figure. Not only that, but she has also urged to release the three members who were caught for the brutal 1969 killings. Three people of the Manson cult were found guilty and were sentenced to life in prison. They together murdered nine people in the span of just two months.
Catherine says that Manson had everybody in his spell and they all listened to his words and commands like a gospel. "He just made you feel good about yourself. He gave women what they needed and wanted in a lot of different ways. So they wanted to be with him," she told 9 News in an interview. Share joined Manson's cult in 1969 and moved to his ranch near Los Angeles. She was 26 years old and had no surviving family.
But, when she met Charles, she felt at home. She was no longer lonely and vulnerable. The members loved each other more than anything and indulged in group sex and LSD. All the members followed Manson's words blindly, “I thought he was the closest thing to Jesus. So we listened to everything he said like it was gospel.” A gospel which spreads hate and a god which forces people to kill? Mason and his family cooked a plan to murder Sharon Tate and her husband.
He ordered the cult members to break into the elite family's house and they went ahead and brutally murdered five people, continuing the murder spree and killing some more. This July and August will mark the 50th anniversary of the horrific deaths of Abigail Ann Folger, Wojciech Frykowski, Steven Earl Parent, Sharon Tate Polanski, Jay Sebring, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, Gary Hinman, and Donald Jerome Shea.
The Manson Family Murders became one of the creepiest murders ever committed. After terrorizing and shaking the whole Los Angeles with fear, Manson and four of his cult members - Leslie Van Houten, Patricia Krenwinkel, Charles 'Tex' Watson, and Susan Atkins were caught and convicted for the murders. They were all sentenced to death and locked up in cells. Susan died in 2009 and the cult leader himself passed away in 2017. Others are still serving their time.
“We would do anything for each other to the point where we die for each other. It just had to be done. Charlie is always right," Share added who is now asking for the release of the surviving members. When asked if Share would've participated in the murders if asked, she revealed that refusers might have been killed. "I probably would have died first. If I had said ‘no’, I might have been killed. I would have been willing to be killed rather than do it. It’s just that I was older and more of a human and less susceptible. Being wanted and accepted is what we’re all looking for really and we thought we had found it. It’s sad that he destroyed that.”
But she still believes that 'it's time' the others are released. “They’ve just done the work on themselves for years and years and years. They’re just not the same people they were when they were 20 and 18 at all. It’s time.” Convicted killer Leslie Van Houten recently had her parole granted and might become the first from the Manson Family to be set free from the prison. She was 19 years old when she murdered Leno LaBianca and wife Rosemary. The governor is yet to make the final decision for the 69-years-old.