One of the ugly big bastards: Charles Manson. I've finished reading some material about this crackhead.
Charles Milles Manson was the founder and leader of the Manson Family, an alleged religious cult whose members he commanded to commit the August, 1969, Tate-LaBianca murders in Los Angeles.
Manson's early life marked him for trouble. The illegitimate son of a a heavy drinking, promiscuous sixteen-year-old girl from Cincinnati--who would enter prison for armed robbery when Charles was five, Manson spent most of his life in institutions. By age thirteen, he had committed his first crime, the burglary of a grocery store. The next nineteen years were a parade of crimes, apprehensions, incarcerations, escapes, and paroles. Most of the crimes were non-violent, the major exception being Manson's 1952 sodomization of a boy while holding a razor to his throat.