Once Charles Manson was on trial for these murders of pregnant Sharron Tate and other Hollywood residents, a shocking factor is that he wasn’t actually found guilty murder. Manson was charged with first-degree murder for directing the deaths of the Tate/LaBianca victims. He was sentenced to death, but this was automatically commuted to life in prison after Californian’s Supreme Court invalidated all death sentences prior to 1972. By the age of 30 Charles Manson had spent more than half of his life in prison, it is said that he asked to not be released, long before the murders. Jail had been a home to him, when he wasn’t in jail he was on the streets and he thought that it wasn’t meant for him. Many people were furious when Manson’s sentence was changed from death to then life in prison, after Californian’s Supreme Court invalidated all death sentences prior to 1972. They thought that letting him live out his his life wasn’t fair after he had been the master mind in taking six innocent peoples life, the most famous being actress Sharon Tate, who was pregnant at the time of the murder.