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Charles Manson Pictures Show Killer During His Youth (PHOTOS)

10/10/2013 03:39 pm ET
Jo Ann Collection

Charles Manson is one of the most infamous serial killers in history, but could anyone have predicted it when he was just a boy?

Images first published in "Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson," by Jeff Guinn, show the notorious murderer before his first day of elementary school and at his first wedding.

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Charles Manson In His Youth

In a blog for The Huffington Post, Guinn writes that some characteristics found in Manson during his childhood paved the way for his criminal life:

Amazingly, the same traits Manson exhibited on two terrible nights in August 1969 were on full display even as a first grader: Six-year-old Charlie conned girls in his class into beating up a boy he didn't like, and afterward claimed that the girls were doing what they wanted to - he wasn't to blame.

Manson orchestrated the 1969 murders of five adults, including actress Sharon Tate, whose unborn child was also killed.

See more photos from Guinn's book:

7 Things You Didn't Know About Charles Manson
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