Charles Manson’s Son Reveals The Moment He Discovered Who His Father Was


By Metro

Charles Manson’s son has spoken about the moment he found out his dad was the infamous serial killer and cult leader.

Matthew Roberts, who discovered he was adopted when he was young, found out he was related to the mass murderer when he tracked down his birth mother at the age of 29.

The musician had spent four years looking for her after deciding to explore his background because he was getting married and was planning to have children.

Mr Roberts’ mother was suffering from mental problems but she did tell him through a series of letters she had travelled with Manson after being introduced by Mary Brunner, who was a member of the Manson family.

‘They then drove back to Berkeley, and my conception happened somewhere in the interim,’ Mr Roberts, now 48, told

‘This was confirmed by him, in letters I have from him, addressing the issue.’

His mother, whose name cannot be given for security reasons, initially said she was raped during an orgy but later recanted the allegation.

Mr Roberts added: ‘Well, when I looked in the mirror, I looked like his twin.’

He then contacted Manson in 2001 who confirmed he knew is mother and her father had chased him away.

This was one of the reasons she had not been involved in the murders, according to Mr Roberts.

FILE - This Oct. 8, 2014 file photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows serial killer Charles Manson. California prison official says cult killer Manson is alive following reports that he was hospitalized on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP, File)
Charles Manson is back in prison after a hospital visit (Picture: AP)

He added: ‘She was able to avoid all of the murder and mayhem, as she was not around for all of that.’

Mr Roberts was still keen to meet his father despite his past and said he wanted to see him before he died.

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