Robert Beausoleil

Name: Robert Kenneth Beausoleil
Date of birth: 11/06/1947
Place of birth: Santa Barbara, California
AKA: Bobby, Cupid, Cherub, Robert Lee Hardy, Jason Lee Daniels
Whereabouts: Vacaville California Medical Facility
Prisoner ID: B28302
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Beausoleil was involved in music and acting. In 1967, Beausoleil met Kenneth Anger and had a part in Anger’s film Lucifer Rising. Beausoleil also became friends with Frank Zappa, and can be heard as a backup singer on Zappa’s first record, Freak Out. In 1969, Beausoleil was living with Gary Hinman when Beausoleil met Charles Manson. Beausoleil was featured in a soft porn movie titled The Ramrodder. The movie was filmed near Spahn’s Movie Ranch and also starred family member Catherine Share.

The Hinman Murder

On July 25, 1969, Robert Beausoleil, Susan Atkins, and Mary Brunner paid Gary Hinman a visit. According to Beausoleil’s jailhouse interview for Oui Magazine, 1981, they went to Hinman because Hinman had sold Beausoleil 1000 tabs of bad mescaline. Beausoleil wanted his money back.

Gary told Beausoleil that he didn’t have the money. Gary was held captive for 3 days. Beausoleil, Atkins and Brunner took turns sleeping. According to Danny Decarlo Beausoleil had knocked Gary around for 3 or 4 hours. Later on Manson and Bruce Davis stopped by. Manson had a sword on him and struck Gary in the head, slicing of a piece of his ear. Atkins and Brunner tried to stitch up Gary’s face with a needle and dental floss.

The ordeal finally ended when Beausoleil stabbed Gary twice in the chest. Gary didn’t die immediately and made loud gurgling sounds so Atkins and Brunner took turns smothering Gary with a pillow.

After Gary died Beausoleil wrote the words “Political Piggy” and drew a paw print on the wall in Gary’s blood, in an attempt to make authorities think the Black Panthers committed the murder.

When the cops later examined the crime scene they found blood in the living-room, on the hall floor between the living-room, bath and kitchen, and on the walls, floor, and ceiling of the kitchen.

Gary Hinman Homicide Report

Before the trio left they covered Gary’s body with a blanket, took his bagpipes and two pink slips for his cars and took the cars to Spahn Ranch.

Beausoleil Police Report

A couple of days later, the California Highway Patrol found Beausoleil sleeping in Hinman’s Fiat station wagon. Beausoleil told the police that the car had broken down while he was driving to San Francisco. It was not long before Beausoleil was booked for the murder of Gary Hinman. He had two trials, and was eventually convicted and sentenced to death. His death sentence was commuted to Life when California briefly outlawed the death penalty in 1972.

Fun fact:

Beausoleil and Manson Family murder victim Jay Sebring both have a role in the 1967 movie Mondo Hollywood

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Mary Brunner

Name: Mary Theresa Brunner
Date of birth: 12/17/1943
Place of birth: Eau Claire, Wisconsin
AKA: Mother Mary
Whereabouts: Wisconsin
Children: Valentine Michael Manson
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Mary Brunner is a former member of the Manson Family. Brunner met Charles Manson shortly after moving to California, at age 21 in ’67. Brunner has become known as the first member of what would become the Manson family.

After Brunner met Manson, she left her job, hit the road with Manson, and the family was born. On April 1, 1968, Mary gave birth to Valentine Michael Manson, aka “Pooh Bear”, the son of Charles Manson.

Brunner was present during the murder of Gary Hinman. On July 25, 1969, Robert Beausoleil, Susan Atkins, and Mary Brunner paid Gary Hinman a visit. According to Beausoleil’s jailhouse interview for Oui Magazine, 1981, they went to Hinman because Hinman had sold Beausoleil 1000 tabs of bad mescaline. Beausoleil wanted his money back.

Gary told Beausoleil that he didn’t have the money. Gary was held captive for 3 days. Beausoleil, Atkins and Brunner took turns sleeping. According to Danny Decarlo Beausoleil had knocked Gary around for 3 or 4 hours. Later on Manson and Bruce Davis stopped by. Manson had a sword on him and struck Gary in the head, slicing of a piece of his ear. Atkins and Brunner tried to stitch up Gary’s face with a needle and dental floss.

The ordeal finally ended when Beausoleil stabbed Gary twice in the chest. Gary didn’t die immediately and made loud gurgling sounds so Atkins and Brunner took turns smothering Gary with a pillow.

After Hinman died Beausoleil wrote the words “Political Piggy” and drew a paw print on the wall in Gary’s blood, in an attempt to make authorities think the Black Panthers committed the murder.

When the cops later examined the crime scene they found blood in the living-room, on the hall floor between the living-room, bath and kitchen, and on the walls, floor, and ceiling of the kitchen.

Gary Hinman Homicide Report

On August 8, 1969, a week after Hinman was found dead, Brunner and Sandra Good were arrested for using stolen credit cards in a department store. While Brunner and Good were in police custody, Charles Tex Watson and other family members committed the Tate/LaBianca murders.

Brunner and Susan Atkins were subsequently charged along with Bobby Beausoleil for the murder of Gary Hinman. Brunner later received immunity from prosecution to testify against both Beausoleil and Atkins.

Mary Brunner Police Report

After the Manson Family went to prison in 1971, Brunner and others hatched a bizarre hijacking plan to force Manson’s release, but they were all arrested and jailed. Brunner was convicted and received a sentence of 20 years to life, She was sent to the California Institution for Women, where Leslie Van Houten, Susan Atkins and Patricia Krenwinkel were serving their sentences for their participation in the Tate-LaBianca murders. Brunner disappeared from the public eye after being paroled in 1977.

Today Mary Brunner lives a quiet life somewhere in Wisconsin.

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Charles Mansons Children

“They are all my children” cult-leader Charles Manson was heard saying during his trial. He was referring to all his devoted followers, making no distinction between his birth children and his worshipers.

Most relationships on Spahn Ranch were polygamous. Because most children were born with no physician or midwife present, it is hard to know how many children Manson fathered. Scroll down to learn about his known children.

1. Charles Milles Manson Jr

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Charles Milles Manson Jr

Charles Milles Manson Jr changed his name to Charles Jay White. committed suicide in 1993.
Born: 10 Apr 1956
Died: June 29, 1993
Charles Milles Manson Jr committed suicide in 1993
Died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head
Public Records: Charles Milles Manson Jr Public Records
Children: Jason Freeman (grandson of Charles Manson)
Mother: Rosalie Jean Willis

Charles Manson Jr. was born in 1956 to Charles and his first wife, Rosalie Willis. Later, he changed his name to Jay White, naming himself after Rosalie’s second husband, Jack White. He committed suicide in 1993 when he shot himself on a highway in Colorado. No one was quite sure why he committed suicide, CNN reported. He shot himself in the morning on I-70. Some sources say this was because he couldn’t deal with the violence his biological father had inflicted.

He had a son, Jason Freeman, who lives in Pennsylvania and is a kickboxer and works on oil rigs. In 2012, Freeman came out publicly as Manson’s grandson in order to no longer live in fear. He said his dad could never cope with who his own father was.


2. Michael G Brunner

Mary Brunner with son Michael Pooh Bear
Michael G Brunner

Birth name: Valentine Michael Manson
Born: April 15, 1968
Whereabouts: Redacted
Mother: Mary Brunner
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The son of Charles Manson and Mary Brunner. Born in 1968, Valentine Michael Manson was nicknamed Pooh Bear. He sees his father as an evil person and is very grateful to have been raised by his grandparents in Wisconsin. Brunner was just 18 months old when he was sent to live with his maternal grandparents after the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders.


3. Charles Luther Manson

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Born: 24 Sep 1960
Died: 19 Feb 2007
Public Records: Charles Luther Manson Public Records
Mother: Leona “Candy” Stevens

Charles Luther Manson changed his name to Jay Charles Warner.
Not much is known about Charles Luther Manson except date of birth and date of death.


Matthew Roberts: Not related to Manson

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Matthew Roberts

Alleged son of Charles Manson however DNA test came back negative. Roberts twice tried to get a DNA match with genetic material from Charles Manson, but the samples were contaminated. CNN compared Matthew Roberts DNA with that of Charles Manson’s grandson Jason Freeman and the conclusion was that Roberts is not related to Manson.

Charles Manson's grandson, Jason Freeman, provides a DNA sample to determine if Matthew Roberts is related to Manson
Charles Manson’s grandson, Jason Freeman, provides a DNA sample to determine if Matthew Roberts is also related to Manson

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Nine Nude Hippies Arrested

On April 22, 1968, nine nude hippies were arrested in Ventura County, Manson was one of them. The picture above is Charles Manson’s iconic Ventura County mug shot.

The mug shot later became the cover of Life magazine as well as the cover of the Charles Manson album Lie: The love and terror cult. The same mug shot is also used for t-shirts and other Manson collectibles, even to this day.

Below is the Herald Examiner newspaper article about the incident. I typed it out for convenience. Scroll down for a photo of the original newspaper article.

Nine Nude Hippies Arrested; Found Huddled Around Bonfire

The Los Angeles Herald Examiner. April 23, 1968.

Nine hippies were arrested and five others were released after they were found sprawled nude around a bonfire near their disabled bus above Little Sycamore Canyon in the Bass Rock area, sheriff’s deputies said.

Deputies said they found the group of hippies Sunday night after spotting their bus stuck in a deep ditch along Deer creek Mountain Road, just above Bass Rock, located about five miles south of Point Muga.

The 1952 bus had been reported stolen in San Francisco April 12, according to deputies. One of the hippies, identified as Mary Brunner, of Topanga Canyon, was booked on suspicion of endangering the life and health of a child, after deputies said they found her week old son, Steven (Michael Brunner), improperly dressed and shivering in the near freezing temperatures.

Miss Brunner claimed she delivered the child on the floor of a home with the help of a friend.

The infant was placed in protective custody of Ventura County General Hospital where his condition today was reported satisfactory.

The alleged driver of the bus, Charles Manson, 34, whose address was unknown, was booked on suspicion of grand theft auto and having two driver licenses in his possession.

Three others, Brenda McCann (Nancy Pitman), 18, Ella Sinder (Ella Jo Bailey), 23, and Mark Damion (nr 26), 21 , all of Topanga Canyon, were jailed on a charge of disorderly conduct and not having proper identification.

Booked on a charge of possessing fictitious and fraudulent prepared driver licenses were Sadie Glutz (Susan Atkins), of Los Angeles; Diana Bluestein (Dianne Lake), 20, of Malibu, Susan Scott (aka Stephanie Rowe nr 13), 23, and Bruce Van Hall (Bruce Hall nr 9), 22, both of Hollywood.

Deputies said the group was apparently driving back into the canyon when the bus became stuck in the deep ditch along the roadway about a quarter-mile east of Highway 1.

This wasn’t the first time Charles Manson made the newspaper before the Tate/Labianca murders. Here’s Beach Boy Dennis Wilson talking about Charles Manson and the Manson girls in a 1968 interview.

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Michael Pooh Bear Brunner Today

Michael Brunner in 2015. Photo censored for privacy reasons. Looks a lot like his mother Mary Brunner.

Michael Brunner is the son of Charles Manson and Mary Brunner. Born in 1968, Valentine Michael Manson was nicknamed Pooh Bear. 

In 1970, Mary Brunner’s parents petitioned for guardianship of Valentine and won. He sees his father as an evil person and is very grateful to have been raised by his grandparents in Wisconsin.

About the censored photo.

I was recently contacted by the son of one of the Manson family members and after a conversation I decided to censor some information on the website. Some of the people listed on this website have not much to do with Manson other then being either blood related or helped put Manson and others behind bars.

More info on Manson’s other children here.