Infamous serial killer Charles Manson has been taken back to jail after medics decided he was too weak to have surgery after suffering intestinal bleeding. The mass murderer, 82, who is currently serving nine life sentences for the brutal killings of seven people in 1969, was taken from California Corcoran state prison to a hospital in nearby Bakersfield.

According to reports, he was expected to have surgery on Thursday, but medics decided against carrying out the procedure given his poor state of health. Manson is understood to have refused surgery when he first got to hospital. When he finally agreed to have the procedure, his condition had deteriorated and doctors felt it was too risky to take him into theatre.

Terry Thorton, spokesperson for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, confirmed that Manson is now back in prison. However, he added that because of privacy laws, he could not comment on his health. Manson became infamous for heading up a cult which embarked on a gruesome killing spree in 1969, in the upmarket neighborhoods of LA.

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Manson and his cult killed seven people, including the pregnant actress Sharon Tate. He was sentenced to death in 1969, as were four cult members. However, their sentences were later reduced to life terms. Twisted Manson was not there when the killings took place. However, he was the mastermind behind them.

He has applied, and been denied for, parole a dozen times, and will not be allowed to apply again until he is 92. Prison sources say that in the four decades he has spent in jail, Manson has broken the rules more than 100 times, including carrying out assaults, threatening prison staff, possessing weapons and having a mobile phone. Ms Tate’s sister Debra has said that as a Christian, she does not bear any “ill wishes” for Manson. However, she added that she is not allowing herself to feel until he dies.