After that Beausoleil stabbed Hinman to death ostensibly on Manson's instruction. Charles Watson soon joined the group at Spahn's ranch. He received a 10-year suspended sentence and probation after a young woman with an arrest record for prostitution made a "tearful plea" before the court that Charles Manson and Manson were "deeply in love .
Various musicians including Guns N' Roses White Zombie and Marilyn Manson have covered some of his songs. After Manson was charged with the crimes of which he was later convicted recordings of songs written and performed by him were released commercially. He believed his murders would help precipitate that war.