In March 1957, when the visits from his wife ceased, his mother informed him Rosalie was living with another man.Less than two weeks before a scheduled parole hearing, Manson tried to escape by stealing a car.

These include the first two sentences of his family background section, which read: "Father: unknown.

He is alleged to have been a colored cook by the name of Scott, who got promiscuous with Charles's mother at the time of her pregnancy." In addition, the 19 census list Colonel Scott and his father as white.

At the time the Family began to form, Manson was an unemployed former convict, who had spent half of his life in correctional institutions for a variety of offenses.

Before the murders, he was a singer-songwriter on the fringe of the Los Angeles music industry, chiefly through a chance association with Dennis Wilson, drummer and founding member of the Beach Boys.

Manson believed in what he called "Helter Skelter", a term he took from the Beatles' song of the same name.

Manson believed Helter Skelter to be an impending apocalyptic race war, which he described in his own version of the lyrics to the Beatles' song.The description is in a paragraph that indicates Kathleen Maddox gave birth to Manson "while living in Cincinnati", after she had run away from her own home, in Ashland, Kentucky.When Manson's mother and her brother were sentenced to five years' imprisonment for robbing a Charleston, West Virginia, service station in 1939 by brandishing a ketchup bottle, Manson was placed in the home of an aunt and uncle in Mc Mechen, West Virginia.After Manson was charged with the crimes of which he was later convicted, recordings of songs written and performed by him were released commercially. Several statements in Manson's 1953 case file from the seven months he would later spend at the National Training School for Boys in Washington, D.C., allude to the possibility that "Colonel Scott" was black.They robbed several filling stations along the way.