Former L.A. Deputy District Attorney Vincent Bugliosi, Best Known for Prosecuting Charles Manson, Dies

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Vincent Bugliosi testifies before the House Judiciary Committee during a hearing on the 'Executive Power and Its Constitutional Limitations' on July 25, 2008. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Vincent Bugliosi, the Los Angeles County deputy district attorney who gained worldwide fame for his successful prosecutions of Charles Manson and his followers for the brutal 1969 murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others, has died. He was 80.

Bugliosi also become a best-selling true crime writer, co-authoring the compelling account “Helter Skelter” about the Manson murders and the sensational trial that followed, as well as other literary works.

In this handout photo from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Charles Manson poses for a photo on March 18, 2009, at Corcoran State Prison, California. Manson is serving a life sentence for conspiring to murder seven people during the "Manson family" killings in 1969. The picture was taken as a regular update of the prison's files. (Credit: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via Getty Images)

In this handout photo from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Charles Manson poses for a photo on March 18, 2009, at Corcoran State Prison, California.

But he was always aware of his primary legacy.

“No matter what I do, I’ll be forever known as the Manson prosecutor,” he told once told The Times..

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