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Charles Manson 'returns to prison after hospital stay'

Cult killer Charles Manson Credit: AP

Serial killer Charles Manson has reportedly been returned to prison following a brief hospital stay.

It follows reports earlier this week that theconvicted mass murderer had been transferred to a medical facility an hour away from California's Corcoran State Prison where he is serving a life sentence.

The 82-year-old had been seriously ill, according to the LA Times.

Authorities never actually confirmed Manson was in hospital and cited privacy laws in declining to comment on reports.

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Charles Manson's 12th bid for freedom turned down

Mass murderer Charles Manson has had his 12th bid for freedom rejected. A parole hearing in California ruled he had shown no effort to rehabilitate himself. The convicted serial killer orchestrated a series of gruesome murders on consecutive nights in Los Angeles 40 years ago.

Serial killer Charles Manson has been denied parole in his 12th bid for freedom Credit: AP