Transformations

Photo of Charles Manson Released

If it weren't for the swastika on his forehead, he could be your grandfather. A subdued photo of ex-rampaging murderer Charles Manson has been released as part of a routine series of updates by Corcoran State Prison, where he is serving a life sentence. It's been 40 years since Manson and his "family" murdered actress Sharon Tate and six others, and his countenance is a far cry from that of the crazy-eyed young man in the now ubiquitous black and white photo taken in 1968. Manson, whose original sentence of death was changed to life in prison in a 1972 California Supreme Court ruling, is up for parole in 2012.