Charles Manson was set on fire in Corcoran State Prison in central California. According to recent tabloid reports, however, the pertinent details of this attempt on his life haven't yet been released. Over the next few weeks, you can expect to hear more information about the murder try.
It wouldn't be shocking to learn the former cult leader has made some serious enemies behind bars. Despite his advanced age of nearly 80, the lifelong con is still not exactly a model prisoner. You would think he would have gotten the hang of this prison thing by now, but he just can't seem to stay away from trouble. Although Manson's been mostly defanged as a serious threat to others, occasionally he is found to be in possession of illegal contraband, according to reports.
Every so often, he comes up for parole, but he's always of course denied. It will be interesting to learn who was behind the attack on Manson's life. It may have been anyone, even fellow inmates trying to make a name for themselves, by attempting to kill the notorious Charles Manson.