Mass murderer Charles Manson's reported hospitalization in Bakersfield makes national news

Posted: 10:50 AM, Jan 04, 2017
Updated: 2017-01-04 17:03:41-05

Mass murderer Charles Manson was taken out of prison and brought to a Bakersfield hospital Tuesday for gastrointestinal issues, TMZ first reported .

A source confirmed Manson’s hospitalization to the LA Times .

He was being held at Corcoran State Prison, about an hour away from Bakersfield before being taken to the hospital.

Manson was signed in as ”Joe Doe” at Mercy Hospital Downtown, a source told the Bakersfield Californian .

Prison vans were parked outside the hospital Tuesday night.

Initially, sources told 23ABC that Manson might also have been at San Joaquin Community Hospital. However, a spokesperson with San Joaquin Community hospital said Manson is not there.

82-year-old Manson’s son is in town to visit the cult leader, the New York Post reported .

23ABC will continue to bring you coverage of Manson’s time in Bakersfield.

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