Bugliosi was an L.A. County prosecutor in 1969 when he prosecuted Charles Manson and his notorious "family."
Manson was trying to trigger a race war, which he called "Helter Skelter." That name ended up the title of Bugliosi's book chronicling the killings and the trial, which became a huge seller.
Bugliosi won convictions against all five defendants, including Manson, and they received the death penalty. The California Supreme Court overturned the death penalty years later and the sentences were reduced to life without parole.
Bugliosi was battling cancer.
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