Murderous cult leader Charles Manson dies at 83: officials
Mass murderer and cult leader Charles Manson (image via screengrab).

Charles Manson, the U.S. cult leader who orchestrated a string of gruesome killings in Southern California by his "family" of young followers in the late 1960s, has died, according to prison officials. He was 83.

(Reporting by Keith Coffman and Daniel Trotta; Editing by Nick Macfie)