Canadian Marlin Marynick, a Regina man who says he has spent fifteen years working as a psychiatric nurse, decided he would contact murderer and cult leader Charles Manson to determine if there was any “truth in his madness”.
Through an online Manson memorabilia site (hard to believe that anyone would purchase items connected with Manson), he began a telephone relationship with Manson which evolved into visits to Manson at Corcoran State Prison in California in 2009.
Apparently, Marynick and Manson have continued their friendship and recently Marynick released his book called “Charles Manson Now”.
I, for one, do not plan on reading it, but Marynick has provided some of his insights into Manson based on his discussions with him.
Marynick became intrigued with Charles Manson after reading Vincent Bugliosi’s book “Helter Skelter” at the age of ten. Marynick points out that he comes from a similar background as Manson with family suicide and drug issues and can relate to him.
Marynick has concluded that the seven cold-blooded Tate/LaBianca murders had nothing to do with Manson’s “mind control” over his girls, but were the result of a drug deal gone bad and a home invasion. He also says that Manson has never seen a dead body, has never murdered anyone and he is not sure that Manson even knew about the Tate/LaBianca murders.
Mr. Marynick must believe Manson’s hogwash because he notes that he was “humbled” by his first prison visit with Manson because Manson had no motive to visit with Marynick and had to walk two blocks by himself from the cells to the visitor’s area to meet Marynick.
Marynick’s empathy knows no bounds as he coddles Manson, concluding “this guy has endured a lot of hell. I can’t even imagine what he has been through.”
I wonder if Mr. Marynick ever thinks about pregnant Sharon Tate or Leno and Rosemary LaBianca and the horrific circumstances of their deaths. Has he forgotten about Manson’s shooting of Bernard Crowe? What about the boy Manson sodomized as he held a razor blade to his throat?
We need to cry for the victims, not the villain.
Lawdiva aka Georgialee Lang